Empire popular star Jussie Smollett known for playing Jamal Lyon was brutally attacked by two men in the early hours of Tuesday.
As reported by TMZ the men, both white and wearing ski masks, beat him up, put his head in a noose and screamed, “This is MAGA country.”
Sources told TMZ that Jussie was on his way to get food when someone yelled, “Aren’t you that faggot ‘Empire’ star?
The men reportedly beat Jussie up, fractured his rib and put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and yelled “This is MAGA country” as they left.
After the incident, he took himself to the hospital and was later discharged that same morning.
Thatgrapejuice.net posted the letter below which was sent to Fox Studios in Chicago with cut out letters spelling, “You will die black fuck.”
TMZ reports that the letter was sent 8 days ago.
The incident is being investigated as battery and is treating the case as a possible hate crime.