Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Jussie Smollett case

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Chicago police say they are conducting an internal investigation to determine the source of information leaked anonymously to media during the probe into "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's claims he was attacked.

"I would like to point out that a lot of the information out there was inaccurate and there were numerous agencies involved in this investigation", Alioto said in a statement.

Chicago PD tells us its Chief of Detectives opened the investigation out of concerns the force was leaking like a sieve.

Several nurses at Northwestern Hospital, where Smollett was treated after his alleged attack in Chicago in January, were fired for looking at the actor's medical chart, according to a CBS report published Wednesday.

On Jan. 29, Smollett arrived at Northwestern and claimed he was attacked by two men while walking home from a Subway around 2 a.m.

An administrative worker, who agreed to speak out under the condition that her identity be concealed, claimed her firing was "a completely wrongful termination" as she reportedly scrolled past Smollett's name on a list of files without actually opening his record.

An employee in another department came to her desk and asked if Smollett been admitted under an alias, the worker said, adding that she didn't ask why the information was needed because she believed it to be a professional request.

Smollett has maintained that he is a victim and has denied all the allegations that he staged the incident.

By Feb. 21, he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false report. He was later released on $100,000 bond.

In the aftermath of the alleged Jussie Smollett attack, both fans and colleagues of the actor have had to choose sides in the polarizing fallout.

He said the attack "was staged, the brothers had on gloves during the (air quotes) "staged attack" where they punched him a little, but as far as we can tell, the scratching and bruising that you saw on [Smollett's] face was most likely self-inflicted".

She maintains that she was simply scrolling to look at another patient's name-not Smollett's, and that she may have been fired simply because of the scroll.

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