Empire actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about 'racist attack'
The 36-year-old's lawyer entered the plea on his behalf during a court appearance in Chicago.Prosecutors allege that Smollett, who is black and openly gay, hired two men to help stage an attack on him in downtown Chicago in the early hours of 29 January.He told detectives that two masked men beat him while hurling racist