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Chicago police are officially investigating actor jussie Smollett for possibly staging an attack on himself Chicago PD tweeted on Wednesday that quote jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by Chicago police for filing a false police report the tweet goes on to say this is a class four felony and detectives are currently presenting evidence before a cook county grand jury last month the thirty six year old openly gay actor told police that two men shouting racist and homophobic slurs had accosted him on the street and put a rope around his neck use of that attacked had sparked outrage on social media but some questions Molex account when apparent inconsistencies began to surface a local Chicago news station last week quoted sources saying small late stage the attack to gain publicity because he was losing his role on hip hop drama empire but on Wednesday the for the Chicago police announced small let as a suspect twentieth century fox issued a statement saying small let was not being written off the show police have not found any surveillance video of the reported attack which they said was being investigated as a possible hate crime two brothers were arrested and released in connection with the attack are cooperating with the police