Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case

Jussie Smollett exits Cook County Department of Corrections after posting bail in Chicago

The Chicago Police Department is trying to figure out who within their department leaked critical case information to the press during the Jussie Smollett investigation, ABC News reports.

CBS Chicago reports that one of the nurses says it was a misunderstanding, as she never reviewed Smollett's chart; however she was sacked last week.

In a statement to Fox News on Thursday, a spokesperson for the force confirmed that "an internal investigation has been opened".

On Jan. 29, Smollett arrived at Northwestern and claimed he was attacked by two men while walking home from a Subway around 2 a.m.

The workers were terminated for gaining access to the actor's medical chart when he visited the hospital's emergency room.

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An employee in another department came to her desk and asked if Smollett been admitted under an alias, the worker said, adding that she didn't ask why the information was needed because she believed it to be a professional request. The actor, who is black and gay, said the masked men beat him, made derogatory comments and yelled, "This is MAGA country" - an apparent reference to President Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" - before fleeing.

Smollett was arrested on February 21 after being charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report in which he claimed he was the victim of a crime. The judge granted a $100,000 bail, and Smollett paid a $10,000 bond.

Jussie is set to return to. court on March 14th to face felony charges of disorderly conduct for claiming he was attacked on January 29th.

The allegations against Smollett stem from an alleged attack on the actor in late January, which Chicago Police now believe to be a hoax orchestrated by Smollett to further his career. At the time, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi denied the reports, calling ABC7's sources "uninformed and inaccurate".

She maintains that she was simply scrolling to look at another patient's name-not Smollett's, and that she may have been fired simply because of the scroll.

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