Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Homophobic Attack, Offenders Poured Unknown Substance, Put Noose Around His Neck

by Krystal Franklin

January 29, 2019

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TMZ has reported Jussie Smollett was attacked in Chicago Monday night. The news outlet says, “Sources directly connected to Jussie tell TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway. We’re told when he walked out, someone yelled, “Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?” 

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The Chicago Police Department released a statement Tuesday morning. Click on the photo and read below.

Reportedly the 35-year-old was admitted and treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after the heinous attack but has already been released. In 2015 the actor came out to Ellen saying, “there’s never been a closet I’ve been in.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jussie and his family.

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