CHICAGO | The Latest: Smollett says no truth he played role in attack
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of the attack on Jussie Smollett (all times local):
Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the “Empire” actor played a role in an assault on him last month by what he described as two men shouting homophobic and racial slurs.
In a statement late Saturday the lawyers say: “Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.”
His lawyers say that Smollett will continue to cooperate with a Chicago police investigation into the reported attack.