The 35-year-old Empire actor was attacked by two men “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs”, police say.
He was hit in the face, had an “unknown chemical substance” poured on him and a rope was wrapped around his neck.
Jussie has told police his attackers also made reference to “MAGA” (Make America Great Again).
The slogan was used by Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential campaign.
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