According to a report by Reuters, the Chicago Police Department has opened an investigation into how information about an alleged hate crime attack against actor Jussie Smollett was anonymously leaked to journalists. Last month, Smollett was charged with lying to police last month after he claimed he was attacked in January by two masked men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs. Police Sergeant Rocco Alioto said in a statement on Thursday, “I would like to point out that a lot of the information out there was inaccurate and there were numerous agencies involved in this investigation." The actor was reportedly arrested on Feb. 21 and charged with filing a false police report after detectives said he staged the hoax hate crime attack.


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