Empire actor, Jussie Smollett who turned himself in after he was charged on Wednesday night with felony disorderly conduct in filing a false police report has been released.
It has been revealed by Chicago police that Jussie Smollett staged a fake hate crime attack on himself because he was unhappy about his pay on the hit Fox show.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters in a Thursday morning news conference that
“The stunt was orchestrated because he was dissatisfied with his salary,”. .
“Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.” Johnson, who appeared visibly angry, called Smollett’s actions “despicable.
As for the hate mail sent to Fox Studio in Chicago for Jussie, the Superintendent said Jussie sent a “false letter”.