Jussie Smollett Was Reportedly ‘Adamant’ on TV Appearance to ‘Tell His Story’ After Alleged Attack

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – MARCH 02: Jussie Smollett visits “Extra” at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 2, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Almost immediately after suffering from what he told cops was a violent, anti-gay and racist attack, “Empire” star Jussie Smollett insisted on going on TV to tell his story, The Post has learned.

Smollett was quickly “adamant” that he wanted to appear on ABC’s Good Morning America, said one source with knowledge of the GMA booking decision.

His case took a dark turn Saturday night, when Chicago police told Fox that they now believe Smollett paid two pals to fake the crime.

“When Kim Kardashian was the victim of that horrific burglary in Paris, she went to ground, she closed down, she gave no interviews for months. You can see how shaken she was.

“But Jussie was adamant that he wanted TV right away. He raised his voice and said, ‘I need to do this right now. I’m a black gay man and people need to know what happened to me. I want to tell my story.’ He wanted media right away.”

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SOURCE: Page Six, Sara Nathan