Empire star Jussie Smollett had maintained he’d been the target of a hate crime in the alleged attack near his Chicago home.
Chicago police said they released two men they arrested on suspicion of attacking Empire actor Jussie Smollett amid new evidence in the investigation.
U.S police are questioning potential suspects in relation to alleged homophobic assault.
Jussie Smollett filed a report with the Chicago Police Department on Jan. 29 after two men allegedly hurled racist and homophobic slurs before they beat him.
Chicago Police have confirmed details of the racist, homophobic attack, which they are treating as a hate crime.