Smollett, who is gay, has said he was walking to a Subway restaurant around 2 a.m. January 29 when he was attacked by two men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs, hung a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him.
Smollett said he gave a body description of his alleged attackers as best as he could because he doesn't have details such as eye color.
The Chicago police are still working away at nabbing the two suspects who jumped Empire actor Jussie Smollett and left him battered and bruised with a noose around his neck.
Immediately after news broke of Smollett's attack, critics began doubting his story.
Smollett, who identifies as gay and plays a gay character on the series, said he respects victims of hate crimes too much to lie about what happened. Smollett has said he was attacked while out getting food at a Subway restaurant. "And that somehow maybe I added a little extra trinket, you know, of the MAGA thing", said Smollett.
In a brief promo for the interview, Smollett tears up after ABC's Robin Roberts asked him if he feared for his life at any point during the attack.
"I will never be the man that this did not happen to". "I still want to believe with everything that has happened, that there's something called justice". In a second interview with police he said that they yelled, "this is MAGA country!" at him, referring to the president's campaign motto, Make America Great Again. Smollett said earlier reports from some media outlets that his attackers were wearing "MAGA" hats were inaccurate.
"I started screaming. I said, 'There's a f-ing rope around my neck!" "I don't need some MAGA hat as the cherry on top of a racist sundae".
Smollett also challenged another narrative that the attack was the result of a date gone wrong. I'm not going to go out to get a tuna salad sandwich to meet somebody. "That's ridiculous. And it's offensive". Asked why he had taken so long to contact police after the incident he said: "There's a level of pride there". Some are healing and some are hurtful, but I just want young people - young members of the LGBT community, young black children - to know how strong they are.
Smollett said he didn't want to call police at first, but that his friend and creative director, Frank Gatson, called on his behalf. More importantly, I want to say thank you.
Chicago police, who have scoured through hundreds of hours of surveillance footage from Chicago street cameras, have found film of Smollett arriving back at his apartment with the rope still round his neck. But the New York Postreported this week that its staffers found an "empty hot sauce bottle that was partially filled with a clear liquid that smelled like bleach" near the scene of the alleged attack.
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