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Old 01-30-2019, 08:28 AM
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Default Re: ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett victim of possible racist and homophobic attack

https://reason.com/blog/2019/01/29/c...that-jussie-sm

Chicago Police Deny Claim That Jussie Smollett Identified Attackers as White, Can't Get Their Story Straight About Whether He Heard Them Say 'MAGA'
Empire star attacked on streets of Chicago late last night.

Jan. 29, 2019 3:05 pm

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Several media outlets referenced claims that appeared in TMZ's coverage of this matter, most notably that the perpetrators were white and yelled "this is MAGA country," as they attacked Smollett. But a spokesperson for the Chicago police denied having any information about the race and political views of the attackers.*

"According to the victim, the offenders' faces were concealed," a police spokesperson told Reason. "We have no record indicating that [they shouted 'MAGA'], we only have record of them shouting racial and homophobic slurs at him."
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/01...ttack-chicago/

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Police now say there is video of Smollett inside the Subway, but so far there’s no surveillance of the two men Smollett accused.
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