Empire- actor Jussie Smollet is suspected by the police of making a false declaration about an alleged abuse.

The police of the American city of Chicago let this know after a conversation with the attorneys of the actor.

The case is presented to the judge. Smollett lawyers state in a statement that their client is innocent and that they themselves have started an investigation.

Smollett says he would have been attacked by two men around 2:00 on January 29th. He would have been beaten and doused with a chemical. The men would also have made racist and homophobic remarks and put a noose around his neck.

Last week, two extras from the Empire series were held, but released shortly thereafter.