Chicago Police, Fox Dispute Reports About Smollett Attack
Producers of the television drama 'Empire' disputed media reports that Jussie Smollett's character was being written off the show.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say local media reports that allege the attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed. The reports surfaced late Thursday as detectives were questioning two “persons of interest” who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area of downtown Chicago where Smollett said he was attacked last month. The two men aren’t considered suspects but may have been in the area when Smollett says he was attacked,…