Empire cast member alleges racial and homophobic attack

Wheelbarrow of manure and a pitchfork

They reportedly shouted "MAGA country", a reference to President Trump's slogan, as they left the scene. "We support you and pray that you find peace and justice".

Smollett, star of the TV show Empire, claimed that he was the victim of an assault in Chicago around 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Smollett plays openly gay musician Jamal Lyon on the Fox series.

The power of platform is now paying dividends for the fight against racism and homophobia as celebrities from Ava DuVernay to Ariana Grande are sharing their support for Smollett and making known their disgust for hate crimes - and calling them what they are is the first step to making our country better for everyone.

"Empire" is shot in Chicago and is now in production. Police have been investigating the situation but they've yet to make an arrest.

Kamala Harris has added her voice to the chorus of celebrities who are condemning the racially-charged homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago.

Despite despicable internet rumors that Jussie Smollett being attacked by racists is a hoax, Chicago Police Department has reported surveillance video captured a person of interest.

The two men reportedly beat up the actor while he was at a Subway restaurant in NY around 2 am late Monday morning.

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"They still have a lot more cameras to look at, " Guglielmi said. "We ALL have to take this racist and homophobic act of violence very personally!" He was treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for cuts, but was recovering as of Wednesday.

Guglielmi said the pictures, in "really dark" frames do not show the attack or any contact between them and Smollett.

The talk show host on Wednesday posted a video on his Instagram page and shared his thoughts on the January 28 alleged attack on the "Empire" actor, who was doused in bleach and had a noose wrapped around his neck.

Other Empire stars also took to social media to express their shock and sympathy, among them Naomi Campbell and Taraji P. Henson.

"I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn't and we all feel his pain right now".

Police sources said it is unclear what may have transpired but 12 detectives on the case are trying to identify the individuals picked up by the cameras and want to question them.

In a statement to Fox News, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment said: "We are deeply saddened and outraged to learn that a member of our EMPIRE family, Jussie Smollett, was viciously attacked last night".

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