Empire Actor Jussie Smollett Attacked in Possible Hate Crime

Empire actor Jussie Smollett was attacked in Chicago, and police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.

Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on Empire, was accosted by assailants who told called him “f***ot” and “n***er* as they beat him and said “this is MAGA country.”

The attackers also put a rope around his beck and poured what is believed to be bleach on the actor.

He was able to take himself to Northwestern Hospital after the attackers fled and is reportedly in good condition.

“Given the severity of the allegations, we are taking this investigation very seriously and treating it as a possible hate crime,” police said in a statement.

20th Century Fox Television also released a statement, saying: “We are deeply saddened and outraged to learn that a member of our ‘Empire’ family, Jussie Smollett, was viciously attacked last night…We send our love to Jussie, who is resilient and strong, and we will work with law enforcement to bring these perpetrators to justice. The entire studio, network and production stands united in the face of any despicable act of violence and hate — and especially against one of our own.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8382.Chicago Police Department just sent out this statement re:

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