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Jussie Smollett charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing false report about attack

CHICAGO - "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly filed a false police report about an attack he said occurred as he walked to his apartment building in the Streeterville neighborhood last month.

The charge, a felony, was announced by the Cook County state's attorney's office Wednesday evening, hours after police called Smollett "a suspect in a criminal investigation ... for filing a false police report."

Earlier in the day, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said attorneys for Smollett, 36, met with prosecutors and detectives, but it was unclear if the actor was present. The lawyers,

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