Apparently, there is a possible new development in the investigation of the attack on actor Jussie Smollett.
Investigators are looking at a possible link between threatening mail sent to Smollett, and his assault on January 29th. In one letter Smollett was referred to as a “black fag.”
The out-gay actor and Empire star had to hospitalized following the attack in Chicago.
Assailants assaulted Smollett, using racist and homophobic slurs, and then pouring corrosive chemical, beating him and then tying a noose around his neck. Smollett has since been released and has returned to the Empire set.
The FBI is now coordinating with a private security firm to screen all mail sent to the cast of the show, which according to insiders has been receiving threatening letters for a while now. Chicago police are analyzing camera footage taken in the area of the attach searching for the suspect(s).
Law enforcement has confirmed that they are investigating the attack as a possible hate crime.