Jussie Smollett

A bail hearing is set for this afternoon in Chicago for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. He’s facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report.

Smollett, who is black and gay, set off a firestorm three weeks ago when he told police two men assaulted him in a racist and homophobic attack, complete with slurs, MAGA hats, the pouring of a chemical substance on him and a noose around his neck. Now, police think Smollett paid two brothers to orchestrate the assault on him, a pair of law enforcement sources told CNN.

Smollett denies playing any role in his attack.