Jussie Smollett Attacked: Everything We Know So Far

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As you likely know by now, Jussie Smollett has been the victim of a vicious assault.

The Empire actor was walking in Chicago early Tuesday morning when two men brutally attacked him for being African-American and for being gay.

Each detail that comes out about the incident is more horrifying than the one before.

What's the latest on the crime, the investigation and the status of Jussie Smollett?

We'll do our best to keep the following summation up to date, as we bring readers up to speed on all that has transpired so far -- and as we pray both the well-being of Smollett and our country as a whole.

1. When Did the Attack Take Place?

When Did the Attack Take Place?
Around 2 a.m. on the streets of Chicago, as Jussie Smollett was walking to Subway to get a bite to eat after he arrived in the Windy City for work.

2. What Preempted the attack?

What Preempted the attack?
Someone yelled out to Smollet, "Aren't you that f***ot 'Empire' n*****?" as he was on his way to Subway.

3. Jesus. And From there?

Jesus. And From there?
The two men -- both white and donning ski masks -- brutally attacked the actor as he fought back -- but they beat fractured a rib and left his face bloody.

4. This Was a Hate Crime

This Was a Hate Crime
They also put a rope around his neck, poured some kind of substance on him (believed to be bleach) on him and as screamed "This is MAGA country" as they left.

5. The Actor Came Out on Ellen

The Actor Came Out on Ellen
He very casually and candidly talked about his sexuality with Ellen DeGeneres in March of 2015

6. What is His Physical Status Now?

What is His Physical Status Now?
Smollett got himself to Northwestern Memorial, where he was treated and then discharged later Tuesday morning.

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