Empire actor Jussie Smollett 'staged attack because he was unhappy with salary' | ITV News

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Published on 21 Feb 2019, 22:32
Empire star Jussie Smollett staged his own racist and homophobic attack because he was "dissatisfied with his salary", police have said.

The US actor, 36, had said he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men late last month.

Chicago Police said at a press conference Smollett sent a "false letter that relied on racial, homophobic and political language."

"When that didn't work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago's reputation through the mud" because he was "dissatisfied" with his salary, superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

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