Empire star Jussie Smollett was sent hate mail just eight days before he was attacked by two men in a racially-motivated assault. The letter, which was sent to Fox studios in Chicago where Empire films, was made up of cut out letters and read: ‘You will die black f**.’ It is thought that the FBI had already been contacted and was investigating the letter before the attack that took place on Monday 28 February.
The envelope also has the word MAGA written in the child-like handwriting.
It has also been claimed that Fox offered Jussie security following the arrival of the letter but he turned it down. Sources close to Jussie alleged to TMZ that security for the entire cast ‘was increased last week’ and that they wanted ‘to give Jussie additional protection around the clock’ but he said no ‘because it was an intrusive way of living’.