“Empire” Star Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Homophobic Attack

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Empire star Jussie Smollett was attacked in what appears to be a violent hate crime. The actor was then sent to a hospital, according to TMZ.

ThatGrapeJuice.net was first to report the story of Smollett’s attack. The crime happened sometime around 2 Am on Tuesday in Chicago. Allegedly, two men wearing ski masks jumped the actor and wrapped a noose around his neck.

ThatGrapeJuice also presented the following picture. They say that Jussie had recently received the below letter that spelled out “You will die black f**.”

The letter that was allegedly sent to Jussie Smollett / Image via ThatGrapeVine.net

Currently, the Chicago PD is investigating the situation as a battery crime until more information is acquired. Meanwhile, TMZ confirmed that Smollett was sent to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, but has already been released.

We will update you as the story progresses.

h/t: TMZ, ThatGrapeJuice


Update: The Blast has acquired audio of the emergency dispatch call concerning Smollett's case. 

The dispatcher states that a friend called about a friend that was assaulted "when he walked out of his apartment.” The dispatcher then states that the victim is “supposed to be well known,” and had a noose hung around his neck.

Police also know that a chemical substance was used during the attack. Smollett refused to be taken to the hospital by ambulance and instead checked himself in. He was later released "on good condition."

In addition, the two suspects have not been found yet, and police are investigating the case as a possible hate crime.

12 thoughts on ““Empire” Star Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Homophobic Attack”

    • Unfortunately, I think it’s a

      Unfortunately, I think it's a hoax too. The story is just too ridiculous. And security cameras all over that area show him at Subway but never caught anybody matching the attackers' description.

      • Are you out of your fucking

        Are you out of your fucking minds! Are you saying he poured bleach on himself and fractured his own rib in order to perpetrate a hoax. Explain your reasoning here or you should get the words “subhuman moron” tattoo’d on your forehead so the normal humans know to avoid you. 

        • It wasn’t identified as

          It wasn't identified as bleach. And Quinn Matney in N.C. is just one of many gays who have faked hate crimes with injuries (burned his hands with cigarettes). Then there are no videos of the attack,and his manager claims he was on the phone with him at the time of the attack but they refuse to give phones or phone records to the police. So I think it's fair to be skeptical.

          • Further details are emerging

            Further details are emerging including two individuals matching the description being caught on cctv footage in the area. The police are actively pursuing that lead. I think you’re assumption is incorrect and you look like idiots. I’m not pleased to have to share the same gene pool gentlemen. 

          • Two lone figures means

            Two lone figures means nothing. We need footage of the attack.. We also need Smollett and his manager to submit the phone records to the investigating police.

          • Those 2 individuals were

            Those 2 individuals were walking on the other side of the street.  There is no evidence that they engaged him, they were the only other people on the street at that late hour when the temperature was 20 below zero.  Don't be so gullible Chris.

    • Sad but I’m inclined to agree

      Sad but I'm inclined to agree. The MAGA comment(THEY YELLED IT WHILE BEATING ME) seems over the top.Almost like he was pissed off that the kids actions at the Lincoln Memorial were being reevaluated so he decided to plant a seed of doubt against them again. Whether he was attacked or not will come to light,but the noose still around his neck when cops found him seems a little theatrical as well.


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  2. Obama can’t even fix his own

    Obama can't even fix his own city. He was expected to fix the country?! Chicago is out of control. Nothing to do with hate crime. Just crime crime!!

  3. i am so sorry this happened

    i am so sorry this happened to anyone, but particularly to an uber talented, up and coming african american star and role model. this is unacceptable on so many levels! i hope they find the perps and give them the maximum sentence!!!


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