The Chicago police have released photos showing two people who may have something to do with the violent attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. “On these images of a security camera the attack itself is not visible, but these people did go near the place where it happened,” the police reported.
Smollett was attacked a few days ago in Chicago by two men who beat him up, pushed his head into a noose and poured an unknown chemical over him. They would also have called that Smollett was in ‘MAGA country’. This refers to the slogan with which President Donald Trump campaigned, Make America Great Again (MAGA).
Smollett is black and openly homosexual. He would have been attacked after the sandwich shop left Subway. The two men shouted to him: “Are you that dirty black fag from Empire?” The two attackers were both white and wore ski masks.
The actor, for example, was left with a bruised rib and had to be treated in the hospital. The actor would make up for the circumstances. Smollett had already received an anonymous threatening letter earlier in the week. Intelligence service FBI helps the Chicago police in the investigation, reports Variety.
The attack caused a shock of outrage in Hollywood. Smollett is not only an actor but also a musician and is committed to LGBT rights and HIV prevention.
Photos of people of interest who were in area of the alleged assault & battery of Empire cast member. While video does not capture an encounter, detectives are taking this development seriously & wish to question individuals as more cameras are being reviewed pic.twitter.com/xJDDygtocr— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) January 31, 2019