United States (US) President, Donald Trump, says the Department of Justice will “review” the uproar surrounding Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who was charged with staging a fake hate-crime attack on himself in Chicago before prosecutors abruptly dropped the case this week.
Hours after Trump announced the review in a Twitter message on Thursday calling the case a national embarrassment, the city sent Smollett a letter demanding he reimburse police for over one-R1.8 million in overtime costs for the investigation.
Smollett, who is black and gay, said two men attacked him on the street at night in January, yelling homophobic and racist slurs, pouring a chemical on him and putting a noose around his neck while shouting support for Trump.
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