I reported my assault to NYPD. Like Jussie Smollett, I was arrested. His case is harmful to the survivor community.

Jessie Huang
Mar 14, 2019 · 5 min read

Originally published at www.onesurvivorstory.com.

Empire actor Jussie Smollett was arraigned, after being indicted on March 7 for allegedly staging a violent hate crime against himself. As of today, March 14, he pleaded not guilty to 16 felony counts for falsely reporting an assault to Chicago police. I am a woman of color, who’s been an assault victim, and had the police turn on me after reporting. In light of everything, I’m sharing my