'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Beaten in Homophobic Attack By MAGA Supporters | TMZ NEWSROOM TODAY

"Empire" star Jussie Smollett was brutally attacked by 2 men who beat him up, put his head in a noose and screamed, "This is MAGA country." Also, Blac Chyna's Hawaiian holiday went to hell fast, after paramedics and cops showed up at her hotel because of a physical fight between Chyna and her new boyfriend ... TMZ has learned. SUBSCRIBE: http://po.st/TMZSubscribe About TMZ: TMZ has consistently been credited for breaking the biggest stories dominating the entertainment news landscape and changed the way the public gets their news. Regularly referenced by the media, TMZ is one of the most cited entertainment news sources in the world. Subscribe to TMZ on YouTube for breaking celebrity news/ gossip and insight from the newsroom staff (TMZ Chatter & TMZ News), the best clips from TMZ on TV, Raw & Uncut TMZ paparazzi video (from TMZ.com) and the latest video from TMZ Sports and TMZ Live! Keeping Up with Our YouTube Exclusive Content: TMZ Chatter: TMZ newsroom staff insight and commentary from stories/ photos/ videos on TMZ.com TMZ News: The latest news you need to know from TMZ.com Raq Rants: Raquel Harper talks to a celebrity guest with ties to the hip hop and R&B communities. Behind The Bar Podcast: TMZ's lawyers Jason Beckerman and Derek Kaufman loiter at the intersection of law and entertainment, where they look closely at the personalities, events and trends driving the world of celebrity — and how the law affects it all. We love Hollywood, we just have a funny way of showing it. Need More TMZ? TMZ Website: http://po.st/TMZWebsite LIKE TMZ on Facebook! http://po.st/TMZLike FOLLOW TMZ on Twitter! http://po.st/TMZFollow FOLLOW TMZ on Instagram! http://po.st/TMZInsta TMZ on TV & TMZ Sports on FS1 Tune In Info: http://po.st/TMZOnAir TMZ is on iOS! http://po.st/TMZiOS TMZ is on Android! http://po.st/TMZonAndroid Got a Tip? Contact TMZ: http://po.st/TMZTip Check out TMZ Live, TMZ Sports and toofab! TMZ Live: http://po.st/TMZLiveWebsite Subscribe! TMZ Live: http://po.st/TMZLiveSubscribe TMZ Sports: http://po.st/TMZSportsWebsite Subscribe! TMZ Sports: http://po.st/TMZSportsSubscribe Toofab: http://po.st/toofabWebsite Subscribe! toofab: http://po.st/toofabSubscribe https://www.youtube.com/c/TMZ

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libbs schmidt
libbs schmidt:
Hope TMZ gets sued for false information
mikeinbc
mikeinbc:
"This is MAGA country" in Chicago. Chicago!?! LOL. Now we know 100% this is fake news.
d more
d more:
HE LYING AND IM BLACK IM JUS TELLING THE TRUTH THAT DONT SOUND RIGHT THEY DOING THIS FOR PUBLICITY CAUSE THE SHOW LOSING RATING
J Rock
J Rock:
Of course blame the white man
Jodi Marquez Bierschbach
Jodi Marquez Bierschbach:
I was attacked last night at 2am while walking to taco bell by two people who threw soy milk in my face and said "this is Hilarys country" and put a white cloth over my head. it was sooo scary.
Uncle Eddie
Uncle Eddie:
TMZ should be held accountable for their repeated spreading of fake news. The only violence is against people wearing MAGA hats. 🤐
Keith Hendrickson
Keith Hendrickson:
They want it to be true soooooo bad, they need it to be true..... But it's not.
Wise Witch
Wise Witch:
Political propaganda...
Dee Dee
Dee Dee:
Fake news
Gods own Son
Gods own Son:
This is “MAGA country” ruined the whole credibility of what happened for me,I guess all the shootings of blacks in Chicago since trump became president were all done by men wearing MAGA hats🤨🤨🤨.Don lemon must be loving this,and I bet he can’t wait to blame trump for this.And the LGBT will be blaming Kevin Hart for the attack on their black brother😂😂.
Patrick Dardis
Patrick Dardis:
What's Next ? Maxine Waters had her Wig stolen from a guy wearing a MAGA hat.
Crimson
Crimson:
He was allegedly beaten. Do people really believe this happened at 2AM in freezing Chicago near a Subway restaurant? With two guys who just so happen to be Trump supporters carrying bleach and rope attack him? And they shout MAGA country in Chicago of all places? Yeah, right. He said he was on the phone with manager at the time but didn't show police his phone to confirm. They went through hours of footage and there's no evidence of an attack. This is probably just a case of a random mugging, domestic violence, or he's just making it all up.
Frank Lopez
Frank Lopez:
FAKE NEWS AND WE ALL KNOW IT 😊
Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher:
These lies are destroying this country. To Hell with everyone who is participating in this.
aggeel45 pao
aggeel45 pao:
Bleach freezes at 19 degrees Fahrenheit. It was 20 below zero that night.
Zura Luna
Zura Luna:
Just like how the Left staged the FAKE news about the MAGA boys mocking the Native American, I wouldnt doubt the same organization staged this to blame it on Trump supporters. So glad Jussie you are still with us <3
Bogart1980
Bogart1980:
I had to Google this guy three times before I could spell his name correctly but two racist Trump supporters knew who he was at 2:30 AM in a Subway.
xxxDemonknightxxx
xxxDemonknightxxx:
Fake news.😎
D MAN
D MAN:
freezing around 2 am walking around with a noose and bleech,SURE
Timothy Weinand
Timothy Weinand:
What a ridiculous story
Nick Hall
Nick Hall:
Lol JUST LOOK at that letter!! Lol this is SO FAKE!!
opensauce
opensauce:
Smells like BS to me. Sorry, but it just does.
Red Shield
Red Shield:
Beaten? He had a tiny scratch under his eye. This is total BS!
damtam
damtam:
I hear he was going to meet someone off tinder and got set up, thats why he won't give police his phone. Idk
Braxton Bell
Braxton Bell:
He says the scary part of this was they yelled, “this is MAGA country”?!??
so it wasn’t when they poured bleached on him or put a noose around his neck? 🤔
GTFOH 👃🏾 like 🐂 💩
Coco Large
Coco Large:
There was a snow storm and the temperature was 40 below bleach's freezing point. How did they pour it?
Ecks Hail
Ecks Hail:
I like how they always use the "Ethnic" person at whatever network to report on the race issues. (i.e. Doug Williams being spokesman on the Redskins matter) Like the public wont receive the information the same from somebody white, but we'll keep 'Marcus' stashed for emergency damage control.
scorpion528
scorpion528:
So his life was threatened , he refused security, and there's no video of this. Think, if you went through all the trouble to stalk him with MASK just to punch him in the eye, and say degrading things to him? HMMMM In my old neighborhood if they come for you in masks your body is never found ! Well let the FEDS investigate this they will get the whole story ! I am not saying this didn't happen I am just waiting for the official story from the FEDS ( who are investigating this).
alejandro allen
alejandro allen:
This seem suspect to me
Mr. Panda
Mr. Panda:
The police report says that when the officers arrived, 45 MINUTES AFTER THE ATTACK, Jesse still had the rope around his neck.

Are you seriously expecting people to believe this?
foreigner fan
foreigner fan:
I hope TMZ tells the truth. All video of his whereabouts that night were scoured through. No attack anywhere in coverage. It appears Jussie is in trouble. Shame on him
colin lobo
colin lobo:
Once i heard two men in ski mask , i said Fake News . It did not happen . Unless i see Video footage .
Story of My Life
Story of My Life:
I lost interest in Empire because it was too homophobic for me I mean every black male that came on there was gay this is what they want to teach the youth I’m not ok with the lifestyle but it’s their business and he didn’t deserve to get beat up for his choice. If this was for ratings I’m still not going towatching
Twitchymeat
Twitchymeat:
Gonna wait to find out what’s really going on here, but somethings not adding up...
Lmr6973
Lmr6973:
Who the hell is out walking around at 2am with a noose? I suppose one of them found a rope and made it during the fight?lol
Don Lemon slapped him for some reason and he make up a story to explain a scratch on his face.
Vreeland Gardner
Vreeland Gardner:
Harvey should be charged with aid and abetting Jussie in promoting this FAKE story

None of the pieces fit, Chicago at 2:00 A M was - 10 decrees outside

Jussie now says he was on his phone when the attack happened, at - 10 you don't talk
also the manager who he said was on the call , why didn't the manager call police than, and not wait an hour

People filing FAKE police reports need to be held accountable, and news media that push FAKE stories need to beheld accountable as well
Mike Marchlik
Mike Marchlik:
0:50 "Now here's the really scare part of the story" AND ITS ALL FAKE! YOU SHOULD BE FIRED!!!! YOU ARE SPREADING HATE!!!!
Non ya Business
Non ya Business:
Pushing the new world order right in our faces... They’re (The higher ups) trying to normalize the Lbgt community. I have nothing against the Lbgt community, but this one is a publicity stunt. Wake up y’all...
p. paul
p. paul:
Fake news
Tom Green
Tom Green:
That letter had me dying over here😂😂😂😂😂
Pete O
Pete O:
It feels like another rush to judgment. I'm extremely skeptical and will wait until evidence is presented.
K Moore
K Moore:
Sad to say, but I'd believe his OWN RACE would do harm to him before another race would in violent gang infested Chicago. This story sounds fishy
New Zealand
New Zealand:
News here is Alledged meaning no evidence what so ever…. Yeah he lieing we all know it, doing it for the gram likes and career boosting
Gabriel Martinez
Gabriel Martinez:
This MOTHFKER is lying
jabs69
jabs69:
What was the temperature outside when this "attack" occurred? I hope the TRUTH, when it is revealed, gets reported with the same vigor by the mainstream media.
Justin Hopper
Justin Hopper:
“This is maga country”
Hahah who says that. It sounds like a line from a lifetime tv anti-trump movie that juicy would act in.
Tj Sedmak
Tj Sedmak:
He said he was on the phone with his manager at the time of the crime but yet his manager didn't call 911 doesn't that seem a little weird does it make sense does it
Vanessa Nolan
Vanessa Nolan:
When you literally live in one of the most peaceful times in history, it's so good that you have to stage your own attacks lol..
octodaddy
octodaddy:
I love how people think something went down when they weren't even there. I also love how some conclusions aren't based on facts.
Miss B.
Miss B.:
I am not making a decision based on this part of the story. More needs to come out. I feel like there is much more to this story.
I 4got
I 4got:
TMZ
You might want to redact this....
Danny Holland
Danny Holland:
TMZ you have just lost your last ounce of credibility!
Tony Brasi
Tony Brasi:
It was 30 below zero in Chicago last night and we're supposed to believe that two white guys, with bleach & a noose were waiting outside for hours to attack a b-list actor screaming this is MAGA country? I'll take "things that never happened" for 1000, Alex.........
Nathan Wells
Nathan Wells:
LOL seeing the two guys that did it no way he would have "faught them off"
RY SO REAL
RY SO REAL:
He must really be on the perks from the show smfh 😭
Awyatt Mann
Awyatt Mann:
How did people recognize him late at night while he was covered in cloths as it was late at night?
Why on earth would people who hate blacks and gays watch that show to begin with?
Why was he still wearing the noose 40 minutes later?
Why did he not call the police until 40 minutes later?
Why did he refuse to turn over his phone to show that he was on the line with the manager?
Why did his manager not call the police?
Why did he request that the police disable their bodycam before being interviewed?
Who carries around a noose and bleach just in case he recognizes some obscure 'actor' against whom he can commit a hate crime?

Jussie is lying sack of shit.
That's Just My View
That's Just My View:
You forgot to mention the most important thing: THIS IS ALL ALLEGED!

Jeez, you are using CONCLUSIVE terms. VERY, VERY misleading!
The Amazing Guyulnevrb
The Amazing Guyulnevrb:
Jussie: did I say MAGA hats? I meant hoods.
Cops: so they were wearing hoods?
Jussie: yeah, white hoods.
Cops: like...Klan hoods?
Jussie: ghost hoods...yeyeyeah GHOST hoods.
Cops: sssso you were attacked by....ghosts?
Jussie: yaass, this is why you can't see them on video
Nick Vartan
Nick Vartan:
BULL, I mean monstrous bull💩!! With all the cameras around, somehow this wasn’t recorded. 🤷‍♂️😂😂😂😂 gtfo here with these lies!!
Lamb G
Lamb G:
Lmao! I was having such a crappy day. These comments made me laugh! Lol.. The story is very odd, but hey you never know!!
Pac Mann
Pac Mann:
We all know you lied so retract this now.
Gary Fuiten
Gary Fuiten:
Glad I'm not getting my news from this goof.
deborah Yunker
deborah Yunker:
If you're two white dudes on the southside of Chicago at 2 in the morning where in mega paraphernalia really people do you believe this story that's bull crap.
jamezelizondojr32
jamezelizondojr32:
Whoopie Goldberg: why do we Democrat’s keep doing this, then we have to back track when the facts come out.

Joy Baher: Because we want trump out of office to bad

Lol
Ben
Ben:
You left wing P.C. idiots get it wrong again.
A Newk
A Newk:
Sorry IF that happened to him but being from Chicago, I seriously doubt there’s some white dudes walking around in “Chi-raq” in ski masks, nooses, bleach, in below zero weather at 2am. #2. What MF subway sandwich is worth walking to (again, in below zero weather at 2am) IF it’s one even open at that time? Of alllll the hours of video surveillance in the area they have found nobody he’s described. 3. Dude makes tooooo much money to be walking around to “get subway” and this MF hasn’t heard of Uber eats or sending a MF to get something or even room service lol. 4. Dude was probably out “cruising around” looking for some kinky action or some mess and got caught up in some bs that went left... ijs it’s not making sense for someone to basically say the slurs etc exactly the way some fool wrote him recently. And if they were wearing ski masks (who still buys ski masks lol) how did he know they were white? Well I guess he could’ve seen SOME skin...Again, IF it happened like he says it did, it’s horrible but so far this ish sounds like Bigfoot and his brother beat him up because there’s NO trace of either one so... 🤷🏽‍♂️
Certified
Certified:
"brutally beat him" .... all he got is light scratch on his face ahahaha
JC 40324
JC 40324:
Wow, just run with the lie.
Andi amo
Andi amo:
TMZ turning into faker news than CNN
Xi Pinjing
Xi Pinjing:
Couldn't stop laughing when I saw the letter. gtfoh!
Penny Lane
Penny Lane:
"Homophobic Attack By MAGA Supporters" I can see you're doing your part,
lessons were not learned, Next time try putting in the word alleged
until all facts come out.
J Nelson
J Nelson:
"Alleged Attack" did it happen or not?!
sharpshiell
sharpshiell:
" Jesse was the victim of a brutal violent attack"

Oh really? I suppose you have facts evidence and context to support that very bold statement
Demo Unit
Demo Unit:
Notice how this clown says Smollett was attacked as though it were a fact because he said it. He should have said "claims to have been attacked" Totally pathetic.
douchetube onyoutube
douchetube onyoutube:
he fought them off
but he GOT UP when THEY FLED
Celeste_TheAriesEmpath Dorsey
Celeste_TheAriesEmpath Dorsey:
His story doesn't make sense period.....
Jonis Rabbits
Jonis Rabbits:
I saw this on Snapchat and said it can’t be real. Thank God all of you on this comment thread feel the same way 🙏🏻
Jay Lee
Jay Lee:
Don't believe it. The elites are trying to start a race war. Reeks of a set up
Cynthia Reed
Cynthia Reed:
Where's video footage and witnesses? Your in Chicago and cameras are everywhere!
Black Power
Black Power:
Story faker than a $3 dollar bill damn shame 🤦🏾‍♂️
Red Wagon
Red Wagon:
This is going to hurt his career when people find out he's lying. Yeah, " I left the rope around my neck for a souvenir " BS
The Joy of Cucking
The Joy of Cucking:
The assailants then fled to the waiting rope ladder of their getaway MAGA helicopter
Freelance opportunist
Freelance opportunist:
2 white guys yelling "maga country" in downtown chicago at 2am seems kinda odd
Boxing Bro
Boxing Bro:
Something doesn't feel right about this story.... I knew the Jasmine Barnes Allleged hate crime was a hoax
Nick Hall
Nick Hall:
Damn the new season of Empire sounds unbelievably crazy!!!
Stox
Stox:
0:19 i never saw a white dude look as black as him
Michael Fontaine
Michael Fontaine:
Never happened he is not telling the truth.
Stackin ENT
Stackin ENT:
Im black and i don’t believe that story of people in chicago at 2 am doing that and saying this is maga country
Straw Hat Jimmy
Straw Hat Jimmy:
He probably thought it was 4play at first 😂
Brigidare
Brigidare:
They forgot to say at the end "and the cow jumped over the moon"
J H
J H:
Yah, it's starting to look like a complete hoax - which is what I said the moment I heard the story. He said his attackers initiated the attack by yelling homophobic slurs; how did they know he was gay? Did his attackers just smell the gay coming off him? His alleged attackers were white Trump supporters who are't the type of people to watch Empire. So how'd they know he was gay? The story was suspect immediately, and becomes more and more suspect everyday. I legitimately think he's just a racist, who despises white people and will do whatever he can to make them look bad - like faking a "hate crime". If he did lie, I would like him to be charged with a hate crime, because the argument can be easily made that he was motivated by his hatred for white people. Make an example of him. Faking a racist assault is just as bad as engaging in one.
Queen Mercy
Queen Mercy:
I'm so heart broken 😭😭😭 I'm so sorry papa
EveryDayMan808
EveryDayMan808:
Damn, TMZ got played hard....hahaha.
Lee Garrett
Lee Garrett:
I'm Laughing Out Loud
Jimmy dancekillla
Jimmy dancekillla:
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Tens of DU
Tens of DU:
The subway there closes at 9 pm. Google it. HE IS LYING.
thelovelyduckling 777
thelovelyduckling 777:
So on a day when Chicago was under a winter advisory, and in all that snow he goes out at 2 am for a subway sandwich?
Vaultboy 1206
Vaultboy 1206:
They totally spun this story and fed into all the bs smh🤦‍♂️
JangX
JangX:
TMZ, Ya'll jumped on this story and were so quick to report it 😂😂😂😂 suckers
Michael Cerean
Michael Cerean:
20 degrees below zero. 2 AM. Wearing masks and gloves. How do you know what color they were???