Jussie Smollett Maintains Innocence; Released on Bond

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Jussie Smollett continues to maintain his innocence this morning. The Empire actor was released from jail on bond after he surrendered early Thursday and was arrested for allegedly staging a fake attack on himself. Chigaco police say that the actor was dissatisfied with his salary and staged a racist and homophobic attack to increace publicity.

After he was released, Smollett reportedly went to the Empire set in Chicago where he denied the charges and apologized to the cast and crew. 

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