Empire star Jussie Smollett broke down in tears during his first ever interview after the brutal attack he suffered in Chicago which left him with injuries.
Smollett had to walk home from a Subway in Chicago last month at 2am. Speaking with ABC’s Robin Roberts for an interview set to air on Good Morning America on Thursday morning, Smollett can be seen crying after Roberts asked him if he feared for his life at any point during the attack.
The interview will be the first the 36-year-old will answer questions on camera about the attack that saw several celebrities reach out to show their support. A spokesman for Smollett who spoke to Mailonline after the attack said;
‘Jussie is the victim here, which has been stated by the Superintendent of Police. ‘Jussie has voluntarily provided his phone records from within an hour of the attack and given multiple statements to police. Chicago PD has repeatedly informed us that they find Jussie’s account of what happened that night consistent and credible. Superintendent Johnson has been clear from day one that Jussie is a victim. ‘We are continuing to work closely with the Chicago PD and remain confident that they will find Jussie’s attackers and bring them to justice.
‘Any redacted information was intended to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high-profile individuals not relevant to the attack. ‘Chicago Police have not told us that they are rejecting any records, nor have they expressed concerns about the records to us.’Therefore, we don’t feel compelled to be bated (sic) into responding to uncorroborated press reports. ‘We are dealing directly with the Chicago Police Department.’