Smollett Says No Truth He Played Role in Attack

Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the "Empire" actor played a role in an assault on him by what he described as two men shouting homophobic and racial slurs.

Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the "Empire" actor played a role in an assault on him last month by what he described as two men shouting homophobic and racial slurs. In a statement late Saturday the lawyers say: "Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying." His lawyers say that Smollett will continue to cooperate with a Chicago police investigation into the reported attack.… Read at AP News

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