Jussie Smollett Breaks Silence Following Racist Homophobic Attack

Published: Friday 1st Feb 2019 by Sam

Jussie Smollett made headlines the world over when it was revealed that he was the victim of a brutal attack that was rooted in both racism and homophobia.

That Grape Juice were first to break the news of the horrendous incident, which came days after the openly gay ‘Empire’ star received hate mail which almost foretold the situation.

Now, Smollett (35) is speaking up and out about the harrowing experience. His words below…

In a statement issued to Essence, the actor said:

“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% 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.

As my family stated, these types of cowardly attacks are happening to my sisters, brothers and non-gender conforming siblings daily. I am not and should not be looked upon as an isolated incident. We will talk soon and I will address all details of this horrific incident, but I need a moment to process. Most importantly, during times of trauma, grief and pain, there is still a responsibility to lead with love. It’s all I know. And that can’t be kicked out of me.”

Like most, we’re still shocked by the entire situation. But ultimately are glad to hear Jussie is in better condition.

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  1. The Empress February 1, 2019

    His story keeps changing and all the claims have been proven false. Confess it all, Jussie and move on. Talk about why TGJ kept changing the title and text of the “breaking story.” The jig is up. Do better.

    • CHINA February 1, 2019

      Girl, stop playing you know you were on G***** looking for a trick to satisfy your needs, got set up and banked and robbed. YOUR STORIES DONT MATCH UP. just ADMIT you were looking for trade and stop Lying

    • AJ February 1, 2019

      The reports are changing. There’s a difference. You can report anything if your not on inside of the situation

  2. Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil February 1, 2019

    All he has to do is address whether or not the attack was racist and/or homophobic. Otherwise, keep quiet. Lying about a hate crime affects all Black LGBT people who may become a REAL hate crime victim and be called a liar because this was a lie. All his Black gay enablers are at fault too.

  3. Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil February 1, 2019

    And a note to TGJ – People like me are doing screen shots and PDF prints of your reports now because YOU ARE ALSO COMPLICIT in spinning this potential lie that affects Black LGBTQ people.

  4. What’s The T? February 1, 2019

    Isn’t he the same Jussie who LIED about being gay right when he got on “Empire” saying that he just “has a lot of gay friends” and then he MAGICALLY came out of the closet weeks later??? Gurl, bye!

  5. Juicy Jussie February 1, 2019

    Anybody knows Jussie’s G***** or Jack’d name???

    • Jasmine February 1, 2019

      TGJ has blocked the word G R I N D ER from the comments section??? Cover up for Jussie??? Payola???

  6. Jasmine February 1, 2019

    Turn in the phone, sis!!! (Don’t forget to delete the hookup apps first.)

  7. biancacook February 1, 2019

    he is such a liar. there hasn’t been any attacks on gays and there is no mob walking around chicago in maga hats. I live here. he got robbed tricking off. pidd

  8. WakeUpBlackFolk February 1, 2019

    LOL….. That Grape Juice is trying to convince us that Jussie is telling the truth…. He is clearly lying about the whole incident…. I bet he won’t turn his phone over to authorities!

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