Empire star Jussie Smollettwas recently a victim of a homophobic attack in Chicago. The actor who has since received love and support from fans and friends including Kevin Hart and Empire cast has finally broken his silence on the issue.
Smollett told E News that he is “OK” making it his first public statement since the assault in Chiacago.
“Let me start by saying that I’m OK. My body is strong but my soul is stronger. More importantly I want to say thank you. The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words.”
“I am working with authorities and have been 100 percent factual and consistent on every level. Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served.”
The assault, police suspect, is a “possible racially motivated” attack on the 36 year-old.
During the attack, an unknown chemical was poured on him which racial and homophobic slurs were cast.