I don't know what the truth is about the alleged attack but I do think that if two men attacked him over his sexual identity and over race, then it would seem he'd have much worse injuries than just a small scratch on his face. He said they had MAGA hats on then changed his story that they were screaming: "Make American Great Again," when attacking him; this allegedly after police found no video footage of anyone wearing the hat.
To me, it makes no sense. My guess is there's a lot more to the story and I greatly hope the truth comes out whatever it is. If Smollett was attacked, I hope they find the men who did it. If they specifically did it because of his race and sexual orientation, I definitely hope they slap them with a hate crime to increase their sentencing.