'Empire' star, Jussie Smollett has been arrested for filing a false police report.

Jussie claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs.

The  36-year-old openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama, 'Empire',  was taken into custody on Thursday, February 21st.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved felony criminal charges against Smollett for disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.

Jussie Smollett told Chicago police in America that on January 29, that two men used racial and homophobic slurs at him, punched him, poured a chemical substance over him and put a rope around his neck.

The police spokesperson, Anthony Guglielmi confirmed his arrest.

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“Press Briefing: Jussie Smollett is under arrest and in custody of detectives.

''At 9 am at #ChicagoPolice Headquarters, Supt Eddie Johnson, Commander of Area Central Detectives Edward Wodnicki will brief reporters on the investigation prior to the defendant’s appearance in court” Guglielmi confirmed.

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