‘Empire’ actor says account of attack has been consistent

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Empire writer Lee Daniels, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and Smollett's family were in attendance.

As they wrapped the rope around his neck - which a friend of the actor described as a noose - Smollett told detectives the attackers yelled, "This is MAGA country", the Tribune reported.

"I'm not fully healed yet, but I'm going to and I'm going to stand strong with you all", he continued.

"And above all, I fought the fuck back", he said to cheers. "Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served", he said. "After much debate, some arguing and many tears, my family and I have realized that tonight is an important part of his healing". "Both my doctors in L.A. and Chicago cleared me to perform but said to take care, obviously and, above all, I fought the f*ck back". "I sincerely wanted him to stay out of the public until he healed".

President Donald Trump on Thursday called the attack of "Empire" star Jussie Smollett "horrible", condemning the assault committed by individuals whom the actor alleged referenced the president's campaign slogan as they attacked him. Take love back. We have to take it back because it was ours to begin with.

The Chicago Police Department have released a screenshot from surveillance video of two persons of interest in connection with the attack, which they are treating as a potential hate crime.

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After reviewing hundreds of hours of footage, local police have so far failed to identify any suspects for the attack, while it emerged on Friday that Smollett had refused to turn over his cell phone records to investigators.

Smollett, 36, who plays gay performer Jamal Lyon on the Fox drama, was allegedly attacked Tuesday by two masked assailants using racist and homophobic slurs.

Before the show, Smollett's siblings took the stage and said they were uncertain whether their brother should perform so soon after the "traumatic experience". I went to the director immediately. And I'm gonna stand strong with y'all.

Smollett closed the show by saying, "We are proud". "My body is strong and my soul is stronger".

Then he paused and said, emphatically but with a laugh, "I'm the gay Tupac". "The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words". The offenders then became physically violent, battering the actor with their hands and pouring an "unknown chemical substance" on him, per the CPD. I am not and should not be looked upon as an isolated incident.

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