Empire Star Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Homophobic Attack

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Actor Jussie Smollett suffered a homophobic attack in the early hours of yesterday, Jan. 29 in Chicago, in what police believe was a hate crime.

According to a statement from the Chicago Police Department, the 36 year-old actor was leaving a restaurant around 2:00 a.m. when two unnamed suspects began yelling racial and homophobic slurs at him. .

The suspects — who had not been arrested at press time — then reportedly attacked Smollett, punching him in the face and pouring an “unknown chemical substance” on him.

At some point during the attack, one suspect wrapped a rope around Smollett’s neck. The two suspects fled the scene and Smollet transported himself to Northwestern Hospital where he is reported to be in good condition.

Empire Star Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Homophobic Attack

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