Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett Suspected of Filing False Report About Hate Attack, Police Say

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Empire star Jussie Smollett had maintained he'd been the target of a hate crime in the alleged attack near his Chicago home.

Empire actor Jussie Smollett is now considered a suspect as investigators look into whether he filed a false report alleging he was attacked on the street in Chicago by two black-clad men spewing racist and homophobic slurs, police confirmed Wednesday People reports.

«Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report. Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury», police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi wrote in a tweet.

Bare in mind that criminal investigation has not completed and police needs prove what they are claiming too.

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