Jussie Smollet, one of the many breakout starts from the hit FOX drama, Empire, who plays the character Jamal was attacked on, Tuesday, January 29th in what Chicago police are calling a “hate crime.” The actor was walking down the street at 2 a.m. when he got interrupted by racial slurs being yelled at him. He was then attacked by two male offenders who threw an unknown chemical substance on his face as well as placing a “noose rope” around his neck. Smollett was able to break away and get to a hospital. He has since been released and is speaking out about the tragic event. There are no leads on the identity on the two assailants who attacked Smollett.