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Attorney: Persons of interest in reported Jussie Smollett attack both knew actor

CHICAGO - The two brothers being questioned about a reported attack on "Empire" star Jussie Smollett both know the actor from working on the show and also spent time with him at a gym, according to their attorney.

But Gloria Schmidt denied they had anything to do with the attack in Streeterville late last month as police sources said detectives are investigating the possibility that Smollett staged the incident with the help

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