UPDATE: ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Brutal Attack

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“Empire” TV star Jussie Smollett who reported being attacked in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago early Tuesday by men who made racist and anti-gay comments while tying a rope around his neck and throwing bleach on him asked Chicago police officers to turn off their body cameras after they arrived to take his report, according to a Chicago Police Department source.