Jussie Smollett: Attackers Won’t Win
It was his first public appearance since he reported to police in Chicago that two masked men had assaulted him and put a rope around his neck while using homophobic and racial slurs.
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Jussie Smollett was blunt, emotional and defiantly determined Saturday night at a Southern California concert some urged him not to play, telling the crowd before singing a note that he had to go on with the show because he couldn’t let his attackers win. “The most important thing I can say is ‘thank you so much, and I’m OK,” said the “Empire” actor and R&B singer from the stage at…