Jussie Smollett Breaks His Silence After Vicious Attack
Since news broke of the alleged vicious attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago earlier this week, everyone's spoken out about it--his fans, his co-stars, his family. But now, for the 1st time since the attack, Jussie is speaking out himself. In a statement, here's what the "Empire" star had to say...
Let me start by saying that I’m OK. My body is strong but my soul is stronger. More importantly I want to say thank you. The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words. I am working with authorities and have been 100% factual and consistent on every level. Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served.
As my family stated, these types of cowardly attacks are happening to my sisters, brothers and non-gender conforming siblings daily. I am not and should not be looked upon as an isolated incident. We will talk soon and I will address all details of this horrific incident, but I need a moment to process. Most importantly, during times of trauma, grief and pain, there is still a responsibility to lead with love. It’s all I know. And that can’t be kicked out of me
With Love, respect & honor…Jussie.