*We’ve got some serious news about Jussie Smollett. The “Empire” star was reportedly beaten badly by 2 men who put his head in a noose and screamed, “This is MAGA country.”
Sources directly connected to Jussie say the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway. When he walked out, someone yelled, “Aren’t you that fa**ot ‘Empire’ ni**er?”
The 2 men — both white and wearing ski masks — viciously attacked Smollett as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, “This is MAGA country,” according to TMZ.
The actor/singer was taken to Northwestern Memorial where he was treated. He was discharged later Tuesday morning.
Law enforcement sources say Chicago PD is investigating the incident as a battery and the police say they are treating the incident as a possible hate crime.
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