(Daily Mail) -- Jussie Smollett was eviscerated after being arrested on Thursday by furious Chicago police bosses who alleged that he mailed himself a threatening letter then staged a hoax attack on himself because he was unhappy with his Empire salary.
At an extraordinary press conference, Chicago Police Department Chief Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson abhorred him as a 'troubled young man' who has 'taken advantage of the pain and anger of racism to further his career' by allegedly lying that he was attacked by racist and homophobic assailants on January 29.
Smollett makes $100,000 per episode of Empire and there are 18 episodes in the current season which earns him $1.8million. He also has a record deal with Columbia Records but, according to police, was 'dissatisfied' and wanted to boost his profile.
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