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Police Say 'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Attacked In Possible Hate Crime

The star of the Fox drama was reportedly assaulted Tuesday in downtown Chicago. His attackers are said to have poured a chemical substance on him and wrapped a rope around his neck.
Jussie Smollett speaks last month at an awards ceremony held in Los Angeles by Children's Defense Fund California. Source: Gabriel Olsen

Updated at 6:02 p.m. ET

Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the TV show reportedly was brutally attacked early Tuesday in what Chicago police are investigating as a possible hate crime. The 36-year-old actor took himself to the hospital directly after what police

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