US police have charged a TV actor with lying to authorities about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack on the streets of Chicago.Jussie Smollett is facing felony criminal charges for allegedly filing a false police report on January 29, when he claimed two masked men beat him late at night in downtown Chicago while yelling racial and homophobic slurs.The alleged incident on January 29 initially seemed to confirm the worst fears of growing intolerance in America and led to an…

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