UPDATE: Feb. 21, 2019, 11:54 a.m. EST A statement from 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment has been included below.

Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor who alleged he was the victim of a hate crime in January, turned himself into the police Thursday morning for filing a false police report.

Smollett allegedly orchestrated a false hate crime against himself using two individuals he paid $3,500 to attack him using racial, homophobic, and political language and symbols, Chicago Police Department superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a news briefing Thursday. 

According to the police, Smollett orchestrated the attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary. Read more…

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