‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Recovering From Possible Hate Crime Attack
January 29, 2019
Actor and singer Jussie Smollett has been hospitalized in Chicago after being attacked early Tuesday in what authorities said may have been a hate crime. The victim, who Chicago police identified as the 36-year-old "Empire" star, was leaving a restaurant when he was approached by two unknown men yelling racial and homophobic slurs, police say. After gaining Smollett’s attention, the men punched him and poured an unknown chemical substance on him, police say.