Chicago police say “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has turned himself in to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tells The Associated Press that Smollett turned himself in early Thursday at central booking.
The 36-year-old actor was charged Wednesday.

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says Smollett “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.”
Johnson also said at a news conference this morning that Smollett sent a racist and homophobic threatening letter to himself at the Fox studio lot before the attack. He says Smollett was dissatisfied with his salary.
Authorities say the investigation took a new direction when the attorney for two brothers initially viewed as suspects suggested that police question them and that the men were “victims,” not offenders.
Detective Commander Edward Wodnicki said today that after questioning the brothers for nearly two days last week, they were released and investigators no longer viewed them as suspects.
Police Superintendent says Smollett paid the brothers $3,500 to stage the attack and “drag Chicago’s reputation through the mud in the process.”
Wodnicki says the brothers testified before a grand jury before prosecutors charged Smollett on Wednesday with felony disorder conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. The charge could bring up to three years in prison. It could also force the actor, who’s black and gay, to pay for the cost of the investigation into his report of a Jan. 29 beating.