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Jussie Smollett Now A Suspect By Chicago Police For Filing False Report

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Feb. 20 2019, Updated 10:45 p.m. ET

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Jussie Smollett is now a suspect in his case by the Chicago PD. Chicago Police Departments Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi announced via Twitter that Jussie is classified as a suspect in the investigation of his alleged homophobic and racist attack.

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The police wrote on Twitter, "Case Update: Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony). Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury."

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If the Empire actor is convicted of this crime he could face up to three years in federal prison.

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On January 29, Jussie was hospitalized after a reported attack in Chicago. He was brutally hurt in a racist and homophobic assault.

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The case has been spiraling since the news surfaced last month. There have been some reports claiming that the singer staged his own attack.

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Rumors also circulated that he did it to prevent himself from being written off Empire. But 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment have both written the accusation off. 

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What are your thoughts on this new development in Jussie's case? Sound off below!

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