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Empire star Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago

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Empire star Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago.

Empire star Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago.

Empire star, Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with filling a false police report where he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs.

The 36-year-old openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama, Empire, is under arrest and in custody of detectives, Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said on Twitter on Thursday.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved felony criminal charges against Smollett for disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.

Jussie Smollett ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump hurled racial and homophobic insults at him, punched him, poured a chemical substance over him and put a rope around his neck.

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“This is Maga country,” he said they had told him, referring to President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again slogan.

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