Police are investigating, though they aren't calling the attack as a hate crime.
The actor faces jail time for filing a false police report.
The actor is being investigated for filing a false police report.
The man in the video strikes the person recording after asking him if he his gay.
"And whatever ends up being the final determination of Jussie Smollett’s account doesn't change that," says Out's director of culture and entertaiment, Tre'vell Anderson.
A Chicago PD spokesperson debunked circulating media rumors.
"My body is strong but my soul is stronger," the actor said.