Popular Empire actor Jussie Smollett assaulted in a racist and homophobic attack
Popular actor on television show Empire Jussie Smollett who plays Jamal Lyon, the son of music mogul Lucias Lyon was yesterday attacked yesterday coming out of restaurant in Chicago. The two assailants who are believed to be white reportedly put a noose around his neck and poured unknown bleach at him. They also punched him in the face. Before attacking him they yelled racial and homophibic slurs. Jussie Smollett is an openly gay African American and he confirmed his sexuality in an interview with Ellen Degeneres in 2015.
The assailants then fled the scene. Smollett managed to transport himself to Northwestern Hospital where he is reported to be in good condition. Chicago Police Department are investigating the matter and yet to arrest anyone connected with the crime.
According to ABC Jussie Smollett was sent threats via mail about 8 days. FBI are reportedly taking over the investigation. Meanwhile a number of stars have put out messages of support. The stars include Empire cast, 50 cent, T.I among many others.