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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday.Smollett, who is black and gay, turned himself in Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report last month when he told authorities he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.Johnson would not say whether Smollett could face additional charges for that.In describing what police believe actually happened, Johnson made it sound as if Smollett was casting and directing a short movie.Police have said at least one of the brothers worked on "Empire," and Smollett's attorneys said one of the men is the actor's personal trainer.The scratches and bruising Smollett had on his face were "most likely self-inflicted," Johnson said.Smollett was charged by prosecutors, not the grand jury.
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