Police: ‘Empire’ Actor Arrived Home with Rope Around Neck

Jussie Smollett said men beat him, subjected him to racist and homophobic insults, threw an "unknown chemical substance" on him and put a thin rope around his neck before fleeing.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives have recovered more surveillance footage of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett walking in downtown Chicago before and after he says he was attacked by two masked men, including video of him arriving home with a rope around his neck, but they’re still searching for footage of the attack, a police spokesman said Thursday. The video from a surveillance camera at Smollett’s apartment building showing him arrive home with a rope around his…

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