Prosecutors in Chicago, Illinois have dropped all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack, claiming to be a victim of a hate crime.
‘Empire’ actor, Jussie Smollett, has pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court to new charges that he falsely reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city street.
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is due to appear in court in Chicago on Thursday to face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a hate-crime assault.
Television actor Jussie Smollett, arrested in February on a single charge of perpetrating a hate-crime hoax, has been newly indicted on 16 felony counts of falsely reporting to police that he was assaulted by two strangers shouting racist and homophobic slurs.
American Actor Jussie Smollett is expected to plead not guilty to charges that he lied to police about a homophobic and racist attack he’s alleged to have been the victim of in Chicago in late January.