“Empire” star Jussie Smollett was arrested on Thursday and afterwards disembowel by furious Chicago police bosses.

Empire star Jussie Smollet

According  to the police Smollett allegedly mailed himself a threatening letter and moved on to stage a prank attack on himself. His reasons for this action are because he is supposedly unhappy with his Empire salary.

In a press conference, Chicago Police Department Chief Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson to called the star actor and singer  a troubled young man. “ He has taken advantage of the pain and anger of racism to further his career by allegedly lying that he was attacked by racist and homophobic assailants on January 29,” added Chief superintendent.

Smollett who makes US $100,000 per episode of Empire, also has a record deal with Columbia Records.

He is in custody awaiting his first court appearance on felony charges of filing a false police report and disorderly conduct and will appear before a judge at

Jussie Smollet’s Mugshot after arrest

His lawyers issued a statement on Wednesday to protest his innocence and condemn the police for leaking so many details of the investigation.

He has, however, not made any statements since he was taken into custody.