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Police accuse actor Jussie Smollett of staging racist attack to boost career

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Police accuse actor Jussie Smollett of staging racist attack to boost careerChicago police have accused an American TV actor of exploiting the "pain and anger of racism" by staging an attack against himself as a "publicity stunt" to further his career.
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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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