• Bottle with bleach odor found near Empire actor's alleged attack location, reporters say


    There are new developments in a possible hate crime involving an actor on the TV show “Empire.”

    Two newspaper reporters retracing Jussie Smollett's path the night of his attack in Chicago, located an empty bottle that smells like bleach.

    The 36-year-old actor claims two men attacked him and poured an unknown, bleach-smelling liquid on him last month.


    The liquid is being sent to a lab for testing.

    Monday afternoon, Smollett also submitted "limited and redacted phone records" from within an hour of the alleged incident, Chicago police confirmed to ABC affiliate WLS-TV. However, police may seek more phone records.

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