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I've been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one in a stunning turn Illinois prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all charges against empire actor jussie Smollett relating to allegations he states a hate crime against himself I would not bring my family our lives with the movement through a fire like this small let was initially charged with sixteen felony counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly giving false accounts of the attack to police in January small that said he was beaten by masked supporters of president trump who he also said put a noose around his neck import chemicals on him while shouting racist and homophobic slurs small it was treated that night at a Chicago hospital but after an investigation Chicago police concluded small that story was a hoax why would anyone especially an African American man use the symbolism of a noose , to make false accusations small that was subsequently removed from the last episode of the season empire and his future on the show was said to be up in the air with the charges now dropped there remains more questions and answers as to what really happened that night in Chicago