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Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts of lying to Chicago police

13 March 2019, 5:15 PM

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.

Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

Empire actor expected to plead not guilty

22 February 2019, 6:34 AM

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.

Police slam US actor, say he staged racist attack to boost career

22 February 2019, 6:04 AM

An American TV actor was criminally charged Thursday for allegedly masterminding an elaborate “publicity stunt” that sought to exploit the “pain and anger of racism” with a staged assault on the streets of Chicago. 

Empire actor Jussie Smollett

Chicago police charge Empire actor with filing false report of assault

21 February 2019, 7:15 AM

US police on Wednesday charged Empire actor with lying to authorities about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack on the streets of Chicago.

Empire star Jussie Smollett.

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

17 February 2019, 7:22 AM

Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

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