TMZ is reporting Empire actor Jussie Smollett was attacked by two white men in Chicago early Tuesday morning.
According to the outlet, the 35-year-old actor was hungry and went to a local Subway at about 2 AM. Upon exiting, two unidentified men allegedly yelled: “Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n****r?”
The two men were reportedly white and wore ski masks as they attacked Smollett. Despite Smollett fighting back, the men fractured a rib.
The duo allegedly put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on the actor and yelled: “This is MAGA country.” Smollett was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated and discharged early Tuesday morning. (Jan. 29)
About eight days ago, hate mail was sent to FOX Studios in Chicago for Smollett with letters cut out spelling the words “You will die black f**.”
In recent years, Smollett has spoken against Donald Trump and his administration at many demonstrations.
The Chicago Police Department is reportedly investigating the incident as battery and the cops say they’re treating the attack as a possible hate crime.
Also, the FBI has allegedly launched a federal investigation of their own.