Hospital may have fired staff for improperly viewing Jussie Smollett's records

CHICAGO, Illinois (KTRK) -- A hospital may have fired dozens of workers for looking at medical records for actor Jussie Smollett.

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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, prosecutors said Wednesday evening.

A nurse tells a Chicago TV station that she and other colleagues were dismissed last week, but calls it a misunderstanding.

Smollett checked into Northwestern Hospital after he said two men beat him in a racial and homophobic attack in January.

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Police say Smollett paid two brothers to stage the assault as part of a publicity stunt.

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Chicago police are investigating whether "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood on Jan. 29.

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