Actor Jussie Smollett (Empire, Underground, Alien Covenant) was allegedly brutally attacked by two men early Tuesday morning in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.He is being hospitalized.
The Chicago Police Department told said in a statement that the 36-year-old cast member from the television show "Empire" told them he was walking at 2:00 a.m. and was then approached by two unknown men who yelled out homophobic and racial slurs.
According to police, the actor told them the men struck him in the face with their hands and poured some type of chemical on him before wrapping a rope around his neck.
We are hopeful that Smollet and justice will prevail. Stop the violence!