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'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack

Reuters Thursday, 21 February 2019
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attackActor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Wednesday as they sought his arrest.
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News video: Jussie Smollett Faked Attack to 'Promote His Career,' Chicago Police Say

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Chicago police say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett faked a racist attack on him to promote his career.

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Jussie Smollett: False reporting charges against actor dropped

Prosecutors said however that they had not exonerated "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett of staging a racist and homophobic attack. Chicago's mayor and police chief...
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