The Chicago Police Department alleged that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett faked a hate crime to "promote his career" because he was unhappy with his salary and paid two men $3,500 in a "choreographed" attack. Smollett was arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report.
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Chicago Police Chief: Jussie Smollett Faked Attack 'To Promote His Career' | NBC News