Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case

Celebrities, Like Queen Latifah, Who've Defended Jussie Smollett After Arrest

"When there are allegations of information being leaked, an internal investigation has been opened, and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities", an officer told TMZ.

Local affiliate sources from Chicago are reporting that dozens of workers, including nurses, were immediately fired and walked out of Northwestern Hospital for inappropriately, viewing, accessing, or otherwise reviewing the records of the now controversial actor, Jussie Smollett.

This isn't the only drama happening today related to information about Jussie Smollett.

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On Jan. 29, while walking to a subway, Smollett claimed two men yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him, investigators told The Hollywood Reporter.

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. Police claimed that the visible injuries to Smollett's face may have been self-inflicted. Smollett has been freed on bond, after his Twitter-gasp-worthy arrest and has pleaded not guilty.

According to one nurse who was sacked following the incident, she never accessed Smollett's records, but merely scrolled past them as she was searching for another patient.

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However, truth has become a spotlighted issue in Chicago, when it comes to Smollett's case, and Northwestern Hospital's stance is that it clearly does not believe this nurse. Apparently, last Tuesday, she was called in at the end of her shift, was sacked on the spot, and was escorted out of the hospital.

She said she wasn't asked any questions and never had a chance to offer an explanation. She added that other employees might have been mistakenly fired for the same reason.

One nurse, however, said she believes the firing was a miscommunication and is appealing the termination.

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While the odds are seemingly stacked against Smollett, Latifah isn't the only star who has rallied their support for the actor. In addition to representing Smollett, Geragos is also now working for Colin Kaepernick.

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