Jussie Smollett Of ‘Empire’ Attacked In Possible Hate Crime | TODAY

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has reported to police being assaulted in Chicago on Tuesday by two men who allegedly hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him. Police say they have not yet identified any suspects. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series. Connect with TODAY Online! Visit TODAY's Website: http://on.today.com/ReadTODAY Find TODAY on Facebook: http://on.today.com/LikeTODAY Follow TODAY on Twitter: http://on.today.com/FollowTODAY Follow TODAY on Google+: http://on.today.com/PlusTODAY Follow TODAY on Instagram: http://on.today.com/InstaTODAY Follow TODAY on Pinterest: http://on.today.com/PinTODAY #JussieSmollett #Empire #TodayShow Jussie Smollett Of ‘Empire’ Attacked In Possible Hate Crime | TODAY

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rscmrcmd
rscmrcmd:
"Racial epithets and homophobic slurs"
Sounds like the black Israelites.
FootballLyfe 23
FootballLyfe 23:
HAHA this is so fake its hilarious!
cameron baiers
cameron baiers:
Zero evidence.
Joe Nuxhall
Joe Nuxhall:
Racial Hoax # 3456
Vick Deiny
Vick Deiny:
Have investigators questioned the Covington H.S. boys yet? Where were they the night of this attack?
Crazy Nature
Crazy Nature:
It this turns out to be a lie, he should be fired, fined, and put in jail for a while.
William Hagler
William Hagler:
Meanwhile, blacks mugging whites in the inner city of Chicago gets no coverage.
sulca charles
sulca charles:
Lol. This sounds like bs.
PJH199 1
PJH199 1:
Police reviewed hundreds of hours of video and found no footage of alleged attack on Jussie Smollett.
Doug Lindstrom
Doug Lindstrom:
If you believe this, you'll believe anything.
Susana Sunshine
Susana Sunshine:
Filing a false police report is a crime.
Q C
Q C:
Folks I'm sorry but nobody was roaming the street that night during a winter vortex bringing the coldest air in a generation wearing MAGA hats while carrying a noose and bleach solution in one of the murder capitals of the USA. 😂🤣
Midnightspecia1
Midnightspecia1:
Yeah this guy is a “social justice warrior” and going by past tweets really doesn’t like the Donald...his of the story of the attack reads like a SJW fever dream. I hope they catch these attackers I really do. I hope they throw the book at those guys....but I am worried they won’t catch anyone because Jussie is making some or all of this story up....and I hate typing that.
S Wiggins
S Wiggins:
I hope he is ok but the circumstances surrounding the incident sounds murky at best.
Spoder Man
Spoder Man:
He still had the noose around his neck 45 min later?? FAKE NEWS
JJoe
JJoe:
100 hours of surveillance footage, yet cops can’t find anyone in the area who matches the description, let alone see the incident happen. This is another fake hate crime.
Cliff Yablonski
Cliff Yablonski:
Bet a million this is a hoax/publicity stunt, his face hardly looks touched.
So at 2AM...in CHICAGO...two guys were wearing MAGA hats and ran into him outside a Subway Sandwich shop?
Two guys wearing MAGA hats in Chicago at 2AM wouldn't make it down the block.
rick
rick:
Yeah the perps were a couple illegal immigrants up from the last caravan . How's that Nancy ?
nik mxforever
nik mxforever:
Let's see some surveillance videos....sounds like another media induced false flag.
Richard Sells AZ
Richard Sells AZ:
Turns out he made up the story and it never happened.Time to charge him with a false report
HOstiLe TEntacLE MoNster
HOstiLe TEntacLE MoNster:
< Haha. Yeeah. Suuure...2 am freezing cold weather in CHICAGO. Puuure 'MAGA country.' This is such absolute horse shit lol. Nice try.
Raven Kahne
Raven Kahne:
Oh look, somebody had a lovers spat with his boyfriend and now seeks to be a victim. Nothing new.
Spoder Man
Spoder Man:
yeah more like "impossible" hate crime because there's no way it was white Trump supporters
Bob Flendorg
Bob Flendorg:
Like most supposed "hate crimes"...... this one doesn't pass the smell test.
Brandon Black
Brandon Black:
I’ll take “Things that never happened” for $1,000 Alex.....so two white guys in downtown Chicago while it is 6 degrees out carrying a rope and an unknown substance attacked him? Hmmmmmm....something’s seems fishy. He was probably trolling for some man butt or trying to buy drugs. But it’s great how everyone jumps on with what this guy is saying without any evidence. I’ll check back in a week when we know what happened. I’ll be expecting a retraction......kinda like the one on those high school kids and the Native American dude.....oh wait there wasn’t one
Religionfree
Religionfree:
He was attacked from behind.
Custis Long
Custis Long:
Never use the word "Possible " in a news headline.
The Scapegoat Mechanism
The Scapegoat Mechanism:
Were they smirking?
Wade Wilson
Wade Wilson:
The Police already said they have cameras at the place he said it took place and they don't see anything happening out of the ordinary. Whether he is claiming evil white people hunted him down or black on black crime this story reeks. No one even knows who this guy is. He is on that empire show which might attract a decent amount of black viewers but I hardly doubt any black or white person would harm him. Again, he's basically a nobody looking for attention. His story reeks because it's probably not the truth.
super nerd
super nerd:
it is a HOAX, his story is so bizarre ...no chance it happened!
Super J
Super J:
🐂💩
cameron baiers
cameron baiers:
Alleges.
Karl vonKlutz
Karl vonKlutz:
Oh yeah, people wandering around that part of chicago at 3am with bleach, a rope, who knew him by name screaming ‘maga country’ Hahaha hopefully rehab will give him the help he needs....
Costa Zambaras
Costa Zambaras:
FAAAAAAAAAAKE
b camp
b camp:
Attacked by two white guys on the south side of Chicago while it's neg 20 out? yeah right, sounds like another hoax
jw2399 C
jw2399 C:
Probably a publicity stunt, just saying...
john ob
john ob:
Please Stay out of this Steve Harvey. I love Family Feud!!
Steve Molloy
Steve Molloy:
...and he's also French
The Last Supper
The Last Supper:
👍👍FAKE NEWS😂😂 even a toddler can see that!
Dori Tos
Dori Tos:
Like a good movie I cant for the conclusion.
D Storm
D Storm:
So some Hispanic kid on NBC is delighted to push this racial hoax...
William Rackham
William Rackham:
😂
Russ Monte
Russ Monte:
Hahahahaha
Grandmas Boy
Grandmas Boy:
Crisis Actor
Boxing Bro
Boxing Bro:
Those were some nice attackers he only had a scratch on his face 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔😁🤕🤕
Lucifer Morningstar
Lucifer Morningstar:
Story changes.
No footage matching the description of suspects found on ANY cameras around the area.
No eyewitnesses.
I think we got another hoax.
Bob Stone
Bob Stone:
Google time to scrub the internet
Andy Sorrell
Andy Sorrell:
Retract this story immediately
Brandon Sager
Brandon Sager:
I am from the future! He gets arrested for lying!
PEB
PEB:
Don't delete.
I will show this, and other hoaxes, to my children when they get older.
c cc
c cc:
I hate race baiters like him
Charles Surber
Charles Surber:
This wreaks of convington high payback.
Marshan Thomas
Marshan Thomas:
he grow up on tv show with his fam
Zzzkoszzz
Zzzkoszzz:
Unless something radically changes, this "story" is a heaping load of BS.
Galleta's Dad
Galleta's Dad:
Never happened
The Government
The Government:
I don’t normally like jumping to conclusions...but this one makes my eyebrow raise uncontrollably.
RobPaul
RobPaul:
JUSSIE LIED AND HIS CAREER DIED.
HE SHOULD NEVER WORK AGAIN!
J B
J B:
His story is unraveling like the imaginary noose.
Shayne Campeau
Shayne Campeau:
This aged super well.
Lions Redemption
Lions Redemption:
Liar
dagmastr
dagmastr:
Never heard of the guy.
Panda boy
Panda boy:
Didn’t this guy get into Star Wars after this?
Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith:
FAKE NEWS
LIES
My Friends
My Friends:
Leviticus 20:13 KJV
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Proverbs 1:7 KJV
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.



The Holy Bible, King James Version.
Standardized Text of 1769
Public Domain



The Holy Bible, King James Version.
Standardized Text of 1769
Public Domain
Jon SU
Jon SU:
The Nigerians brother for sure feared that deportation...and sold Jussie out
Hehe he
Gotta love d States if u r Nigerian
Xarias
Xarias:
Because this really happened...
Graham Greenwood
Graham Greenwood:
Race Vultures strike again #hoax
RedneckSpaceMan
RedneckSpaceMan:
He was attacked by 2 White Nigerian guys in MAGA hats!!!!😝
alexwestconsulting
alexwestconsulting:
faaaaaaake neeeeeeewwwssss
O Pena
O Pena:
What is FOX prepared to do if it turns out he lied about this allegation?
mark aquino
mark aquino:
He already admitted he staged it. And the “white men” that attacked him is 2 black guys
MAGA OFFENSIVE
MAGA OFFENSIVE:
Hollywood!!! You are done. Finished.
The84nino
The84nino:
Still no proof
MAGA OFFENSIVE
MAGA OFFENSIVE:
Recovering well. ? Did he use polysporin?
Texas Swinger
Texas Swinger:
He lied period.
argel bargel
argel bargel:
Was the Duke Lacrosse team in town?
Bill S
Bill S:
Lied to too many times. Gonna need solid proof before I believe another accusation against Trump supporters.
Gadianton
Gadianton:
take a screenshot of all the twitter hollywood idiots and frame it lul
RV Life
RV Life:
I didn't even know this was happening until this week. Looking back now at orig vids is heart breaking.
Amy Bork
Amy Bork:
#staged
Tate Craft
Tate Craft:
Grindr gone bad vs Reproduction of Gone Girl camera scene
Red Shield
Red Shield:
Normally when I lynch someone, I take their money their sandwich and their cellphone! It’s strange; they knew he was an actor on tv, but they didn’t take his money?
Nyder
Nyder:
Anyone with a half a brain spotted this hoax from a million miles away lol!
Shaun Kang
Shaun Kang:
HateCrimeHoax.org
Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas:
I believe you Jussie!
-Bill Cosby xo
Angela Isaacs
Angela Isaacs:
I once lived on 35th across from the Sox Stadium and rail...I, too felt threatened there. I hope his recuperation is perfect. He's a true treasure. Be well!
southpaw3sox
southpaw3sox:
....Steve try un to MATTA.
Tourniquet Now
Tourniquet Now:
The fake race hoaxes are really backfiring on the marxists....
The people are waking up to this trash.
Hopefully Hussie gets charged with filing a false police report and a hate crime.
Adam Walton
Adam Walton:
Evidence or this didn't happen. I call HOAX or publicity stunt. Cops say they can't find any security cam footage of the incident.
Jason Bordelon
Jason Bordelon:
Well well well nothing on the video uh. What does that say?
Catalina Woody
Catalina Woody:
It looks more like he fell.
me him
me him:
Fake news love these gimps!
BreeZ Place
BreeZ Place:
He may have been attacked but I think he is doing a publicity stunt tbh
ChArLiE BeAtZ
ChArLiE BeAtZ:
Fake News!!! Thanks Today, lol!
PhoenixPhire22
PhoenixPhire22:
I have milk in my fridge from Christmas that has aged better than this.
Bill S
Bill S:
It's registering 99% on the BS meter. Need solid proof.
Mr Lazer
Mr Lazer:
A real news story would say he claims attack.
norton snale
norton snale:
This is from CWB Chicago : "Jussie Smollett, the 36-year-old star of Empire, told police that
he was attacked near his friend’s high-rise apartment while walking to
get food at the Subway restaurant, 511 North McClurg Court, around 2
a.m." There is footage of him in subway, after he was attacked apparently, musta been hungry.
Rapsha100
Rapsha100:
He just got all 16 charges dropped. Today is a sad day for justice.
alex watermedown
alex watermedown:
you guys are screwed