Jussie Smollett reportedly insisted on TV appearance after attack

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.