Feb 21 (Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after being accused of lying to the police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurps, Chicago said. police on Thursday on Twitter. 19659002] Smollett, a 36-year-old black open-gay actress on the hip hop TV drama "Empire", sparked a four-storm on social media by telling police on January 29 that two apparently supporters of US President Donald Trump had beaten him put a string around his neck and poured bleach on him.
Smollett was arrested and detained by detectives Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department on Twitter on Thursday.
Cook County State's law firm approved criminal criminal charges against Smollett for irregular behavior and filed a false police report, Guglielmi said on Twitter on Wednesday.
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