"Empire" star Jussie Smollett opened the alleged hate crime he suffered in his first interview since the incident and expressed frustration at not believing what happened – saying it was racist, homophobic and Political Motives May Give
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"I'm done," Smollet said, "Good Morning America" in an interview was broadcast on Wednesday morning and added, "It's the attacks as well."
These attacks, Smollett explained, relate to his report.
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"I did not answer – I do not answer" Empire, "he said. "I went on, and then I heard: 'F-t' Empire!" Then I asked, "What have you just said to me?"
Smollett said He saw his masked assailant, who claimed to say "This MAGA Land" when he slapped Smollett in the face.Smollett says he beat back the attacker.
"It was very icy," he recalls Smollett: "We played around the stairs, just fought and fought."
He said that a second person was kicked in the back, but that he only saw the second attacker when the attacker ran away.
"Then it just stopped and they ran off and I saw where they were running," Smollett said, adding that his cell phone had been in his pocket but had fallen out and that Moore was still on the phone and had heard the attack Smollett says he told Moore that he had been jumped, and then Smollett looked down and noticed a rope around his neck.
As a result, the police requested Smollett's cell phone records, which he provided, but police said "inadequate" because they were heavily modified. Smollett said, "They wanted me to give my phone to the technician for three to four hours, sorry, but I do not, I have private pictures and videos, my partner's numbers, and my payers' numbers … Me I do not know what that will be to hand over my phone. "
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. Smollett's crisis manager Chris Bastardi told Fox News that Smollett was "the victim here, as explained by the police superintendent … Jussie has voluntarily submitted his telephone records within an hour of the attack and made several statements The Chicago police have repeatedly told us that they believe Jussie's account of what happened that night is consistent and credible Super Dean Johnson has clearly recognized from day one that Jussie is a victim. "
Bastardi told Fox News that" information intended to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high profile individuals who are not relevant to the attack continues to work closely with the Chicago police and are confident that they will be Jussies Attackers will be found and brought to justice. " As for the rest of the incident, Smollett said to "GMA." "It felt like minutes, but was probably honest for 30 seconds. I started yelling, "There's a kink rope around my neck!"
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Smollett says his attackers could only give a description of the first attacker: "It's Chiicago in winter, people can wear ski masks that nobody will question. " He also believes the attack is linked to a letter he received via the "Empire" set, a return address where only "MAGA" was read in large red capital letters.
When CCTV footage emerged, which the authorities believed was Smollett's attacker, he was relieved that justice was threatening. When the footage was released, I thought, OK, we're coming somewhere. & # 39; I have no doubt that they are. I never did that. "
Smollett said the police took about 30 minutes to respond to the incident and admitted that he was reluctant to contact them about the incident.
" There is a degree Pride, "he said, living in a society where, as a gay man, one is somehow considered weak, and I'm not weak … so at that time, before they came, I looked at myself and checked myself I blew bleach, I know the smell of bleach. "
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Smollett added that he has bleaching traces on his face He saw the sweatshirt he wore when the police arrived
"I put on my clothes. I kept the rope [on] … I wanted them to see what that is, "he said.
Smolllett said he asked the police to shut down their body cameras because he wanted" no big scene. " with his neighbors.
"We went down to the place where it happened and I went over what happened," he recalls. "I saw a camera on the light pole just above the intersection, and then the detective told me the camera inside The case was facing north. That was disappointing. "
The camera that does not capture the incident, says Smollett, caused many not to believe his statement – and he believes there could be sociopolitical implications for his doubters' doubts.
" The camera points north – how is this my issue? I feel like I said it was a Muslim, a Mexican or a Black man, I think the doubters would support me more, he said, and I feel that this is currently a problem in our country. 19659004] Smollett also expressed his disappointment that there were false reports of what had happened.
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" [Rumors] said that they wore no MAGA hats said that. I did not have to add something like that. "They called me a Ft They called me, I do not need to add a MAGA hat as a cherry on the racist sundae. "Smollett smoked.
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I have heard that the night was considered a bad date, which he has denied. He said he is in a relationship and has not had any dating apps for years
. "They said I had broken ribs, and that was not true," he added. "I was just in great pain, my collarbone was messed up, my rib was injured, but it was not torn, I went to the hospital, and I went out Hospital. "
Why he considers the attack to be possible and the consequences were less positive in his view, Smollett was blunt.
"I'm getting really tough at 45. I'm really coming very hard against his administration, I'm not holding my tongue," he said, adding, "I can only get away from her words, I mean, who says that this MAGA country is not the Empire? "
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was obeyed as he paraded President Donald Trump condemning the attack and told the press: "I find it terrible. It's not worse for me, "Smollett replied," I saw it. I do not know what to say. I appreciate that he does not paint over it.
Smollett is still trying to understand what happened to him.
"I do not think that's all happening for a reason," Smollett said. We have the right and the responsibility to make good and evil out of the things that happen to us.
When Roberts asked Smollett what he would do if the attackers were never found, he began to cry. " I do not know, "he said. Let's just hope they are. Let's not go there yet. I talked to a friend and I said, "I just want her to find her," and she said, "Honey, you will not find her." So I will just stay here? I'm just left here, and they're allowed to go free, spend their lives and maybe attack someone? And I'm here with these aftermaths, with these cops – I still want to believe, with everything that's happened, that there's something called justice. "