The Chicago Police Department has released two images from surveillance video of "potential persons of interest" in the alleged attack of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. While being interviewed by detectives, Guglielmi said Smollett told them that the attackers yelled he was in "MAGA country", an apparent reference to the Trump campaign's "Make America Great Again" slogan that some critics of the president have decried as racist and discriminatory.
The actor arrived to Chicago from NY prior to the attack. Brandon Z. Moore, Jussie's manager, was reportedly on the phone with the actor during the attack and told police he heard the assailants yell "MAGA country", in addition to the racial and homophobic slurs, the outlet added. There are strict rules that we in the media must follow before using hate-crime language. "They were all in shock that our family - you know, the Fox family, the Empire family. were attacked by a bunch of hyenas today".
Threatening letters directed at Smollett were reportedly sent to Fox Studios in Chicago last week.
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One tweet responded: "'Do you see why the "jokes" weren't amusing now??", while another person replied with one of Kevin's past tweets reading: "'"Yo if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay'". He also indicated they have not discovered anything that would allow the police "to be able [to] put out a description".
The Chicago Police Department has released CCTV images of two possible persons of interest in the Smollett case. "We are with you, Jussie", he wrote. "They are, therefore, rightfully characterized as hate crimes". "Jussie's anger will dissipate and he will forgive these people for what they did", Howard continued. I tell you one thing HATE WILL NOT WIN! "No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin".
"Empire" is shot in Chicago and is now in production. "Jussie is a fighter and will come out of this stronger".