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JUSSIE SMOLLETT SPEAKS OUT AND PROFESSES TO ‘LEAD WITH LOVE’ AFTER BRUTAL ATTACK
Friday, Feb 1, 2019
Jussie Smollett breaks his silence for the first time since his brutal attack. In an exclusive with Essence, The Empire star thanked his fans for their outpouring love and support which “has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words.”
Smollett says “my body is strong but my soul is stronger”—adding that “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,” Essence reports.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Smollett’s family stressed that although “radical love is the only solution” unfortunately “passivity will be our downfall.”
Jussie’s brutal attack occurred on January 29th by two masked men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Smollett says he’s fully cooperating with authorities and believes “justice will be served.” We’re continuing to send love and light to Jussie and his family during this difficult time.