According to TMZ, the Emipire star declined the security entourage sent to protect him by FOX, insisting that he didn’t want to be encumbered with so much protection.
Sources close to the situation tell security for the “Empire” cast was increased last week after Fox Studios, in Chicago, received that threatening, homophobic letter addressed to Smollett. Jussie Smollett has been hospitalised after he was reportedly injured by two men in what looks like a homophobic attack.
Jussie is presently at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he is currently receiving treatments. There has been an outcry from a number of celebrities all over the world following the sad incident.
Chicago police have also said they are expanding the search area for surveillance video of actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged attackers.