The American actor and series Star Jussie Smollett (“Empire”) has been raided in the night to a Tuesday on the street in Chicago. The Internet portal “TMZ” reported that the 36-Year-old had been beaten up by two Unknown and allegedly homophobic and racist insults.
The perpetrators had poured an unknown chemical substance on Smollett, and to him, a rope tied around the neck. According to “TMZ”, they shouted the Slogan of US President Donald Trump, “Make America Great Again”.
“We take the investigation very seriously, and expect a possible hate crime,” police said in Chicago.
Smollett is currently being treated in a hospital, but according to the authorities, on the mend. The actor was shocked and angry that such a thing could happen, quoted by CNN.
The station, according to investigators searched the crime scene and in the surrounding area for Clues. There is no video footage of the incident on surveillance cameras had been found. Only the camera of a fast-food restaurants in the vicinity of the crime scene showed Smollett – alone. Also, the chemical substance is now to be investigated in more detail. The FBI analyzed, apparently, a threatening letter to the actor before the Robbery to get in.
representatives of the U.S. broadcaster Fox, which broadcasts the series, responded to the affected. Producer Lee Daniels said in an Instagram Video: “We must love one another. No matter what sexual orientation someone has.” He wished Smollett, a lot of power. “It’s just a new damn day in America.”
solidarity with Smollett was great. The former US Vice-President Joe Biden wrote on Twitter that such hatred should be no room for: “homophobia and racism have no place on our streets and in our hearts.”
What happened today to @JussieSmollett must never be tolerated in this country. We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate a safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie. https://t.co/o8ilPu68CM
— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 30. January 2019
The openly gay, African-American actor plays since 2015 in the drama series the talented R&B singer Jamal Joseph Lyon. He was also in 2017 in the Science-to see the Fiction Film “Alien: Covenant”.