The 37-year-old actor has been accused of faking a hate crime on himself.
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All charges are dropped against the US actor, who was accused of faking a racist and homophobic attack.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel slams the decision to drop charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
Actor Jussie Smollett speaks after prosecutors drop all charges for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack.