'Jussie Smollett dragged city's reputation through mud' - Chicago Police

US actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with filing a false police report, after he said he was the victim of a homophobic and racist attack in January.

Eddie Johnson, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, said the Empire star staged the attack because he was "dissatisfied with his salary".

Smollett's lawyers said they would "mount an aggressive defence".

US actor 'staged attack over salary'

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