Jury selection begins today in the Chicago trial of Jussie Smollett

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Jury selection begins today in the Chicago trial of Jussie Smollett (smoh-LET').
    
The former ``Empire'' actor is accused of lying to police about an alleged attack in Chicago in January 2019 and is charged with felony disorderly conduct.
    
Smollett says he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.
    
But two brothers who worked with the actor allege Smollett planned the whole thing and paid them to fake the attack.