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Empire” star Jussie Smollett was reportedly attacked early Tuesday morning in an apparent hate crime per TMZ.


The incident went down around 2 AM Tuesday in Chicago, and according to one report 2 men wearing ski masks placed a noose around Jussie’s neck during the attack. During the attack they put a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they screamed, “This is MAGA country.”

According to TMZ, the attack was so violent that Smollett had to be admitted and treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after the attack.

Smollett has since been released but Chicago PD is investigating the incident as a battery.

Fans have already started flood SmolletT’s IG with comments of prayers and support, although he has yet to publicly acknowledge the attack.

His last post on Instagram, featured a slide show of pictures with the caption reading “#Mood after spending 7 hours on a plane for a 2 hour flight but finally landing all good. Love y’all. Goodnight #WinterVortexIsHurr #ChicagoWeatherAintNoJoke #Smile #troubadourFeb2 #Freedom”

This story is developing and we will continue to keep you updated.


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