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349. Jussie Smollett was allegedly attacked by Trump Supporters in Downtown Chicago. 2019-01-29 Chicago IL
Sources: Police investigating whether Jussie Smollett staged attack with help of others, allegedly being written off 'Empire'
Chicago police confirmed Thursday that detectives are talking to two persons of interest in connection with the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.
Multiple sources have told ABC7 Eyewitness News that police are investigating whether Smollett and the two men staged the attack allegedly because Smollett was being written off of "Empire."
A source familiar with the investigation told the ABC7 I-Team that Smollett failed to appear for an interview with detectives earlier Thursday.