Dozens of Hospital Workers Fired for Reviewing Jussie Smollett's Records

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Smollett's attorney has previously slammed the police department over its investigation and claimed the leaks were an attempt to skewer the Empire actor.

A rep for the Chicago PD told TMZ the Chief Of Detectives opened an investigation due to concerns surrounding the police department was leaking information to the public.

Smollett has denied the allegation and has been suspended from the show.

"I will also add that there were several agencies briefed with information during that time and some of the information that went out was not factually accurate", Guglielmi told ABC News on Thursday evening.

During the investigation, numerous pieces of information made their way into the media, and it's these leaks that have prompted the Chicago P.D.'s new investigation. The influx of information that leaked to the media relating to Jussie Smollett's case has prompted officials to look into where their "vulnerabilities" lie.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has reportedly fired dozens of employees, who the administration may believe viewed Jussie Smollett's medical records improperly.

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One of the unnamed nurses who was sacked, claims to CBS Chicago that she never herself even accessed Smollett's chart.

She maintains that she never accessed the actor's chart directly, but did innocently scroll past his name while looking for another patient's name.

Days later, Smollett was charged with filing a false report concerning the alleged attack. He initially claimed to have been assaulted by two men who approached him yelling racial slurs. The judge granted a $100,000 bail, and Smollett paid a $10,000 bond.

Jussie Smollett is not the only one in hot water over his alleged January Chicago attack.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson may have also gone too far when he said Jussie paid the brothers $3,500 to stage the attack. Prior to being officially accused of a staging a hoax, Smollett gave a televised interview where he expressed outrage at those who doubted his story.

His next court hearing is scheduled for March 14.

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