Chicago police suspect actor Jussie Smollett filed false ‘hate crime’ report

Chicago police have named Jussie Smollett as a suspect for filing a false report, three weeks after the ‘Empire’ actor claimed he was the victim of a hate crime. Authorities are presenting evidence to a grand jury which is expected to determine whether to indict the 36-year-old actor with filing a false police report. Smollett claimed he was attacked by two masked men who shouted racial and homophobic epithets at him while he was walking home from a sandwich shop at 2am on January 29th. If found guilty, he faces up to three years in prison.

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