Jussie Smollett Breaks Down In Tears During First Interview After Attack

Empire star Jussie Smollett broke down in tears while giving his first ever interview after the shocking racist and homophobic attack on him, 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. Jussie Smollett Breaks Down In Tears During First Interview After Attack 1The 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 Smollett Breaks Down In Tears During First Interview After Attack 1  ‘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.Jussie Smollett Breaks Down In Tears During First Interview After Attack 3‘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.’  Jussie Smollett Breaks Down In Tears During First Interview After Attack 4  Photo Credit: ABC

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