Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett's Petition to Have New Charges Dropped Is Denied

This actor will have to go to court again over the bizarre prank he allegedly pulled last year.
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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges in Chicago Court Appearance

This actor is pleading not guilty to new charges a year after being accused of staging a hate crime.
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Jussie Smollett Indicted by Special Prosecutor

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Former "Empire" co-star Jussie Smollett, who allegedly faked a hate-crime attack on himself last year before charges were dropped, has been indicted by a grand jury, the special prosecutor who re-examined the case said Tuesday. The grand jury returned a six-count...
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Jussie Smollett Sues City of Chicago for Malicious Prosecution

Jussie Smollett has filed a malicious prosecution suit against the city of Chicago, claiming that city officials created a narrative that he was the mastermind of the hoax attack, TMZ reports. The former Empire actor also claims that the Osundairo brothers were lured into the smear campaign by...
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New Footage Shows Jussie Smollett With Noose Around Neck After Alleged Attack

New video footage obtained by TMZ shows actor Jussie Smollett with a noose still around his neck more than 40 minutes after his alleged attack. The footage shows the actor with his face blurred and wearing a white rope he told detectives his attackers looped around his neck. "I just wanted y'all to...
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Jussie Smollett Celebrates LGBT "Pride" in 1st Post Since Alleged Fake Attack

Jussie Smollett returned to social media on Monday with his first post since he allegedly staged a hate crime on himself earlier this year. E! reports that the former Empire star shared a clip from Sunday's Tony Awards featuring black, gay playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (who won an Oscar for...
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Jussie Smollett 911 Call From Night of Alleged Attack Released

The Chicago Police Department has released the audio from the 911 recorded on the night off Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack. In audio shared by TMZ , the caller can be heard explaining that "some guys ...they jumped him.” The unidentified male friend goes on to explain that “they put a noose...
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City of Chicago Files Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

The City of Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in the wake of the actor's alleged January attack. People reports that the lawsuit revolves around the overtime costs incurred by the Chicago Police Department due to Smollett's case. The lawsuit states that the City of Chicago...
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Taraji P. Henson Says Jussie Smollett Will Return to "Empire"

Taraji P. Henson has opened up about what Jussie Smollett's future on Empire looks like. The actress discussed her cast mate's situation on Thursday's episode of The View. "I talk to Jussie all the time. He's doing well. We're all doing well," she revealed. "The show's doing well." Henson went on...
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City of Chicago Will Sue Jussie Smollett Over Investigation Costs

The City of Chicago is preparing to sue Jussie Smollett for the cost of the investigation of his hate crime allegations. TMZ reports the City is in the process of filing the lawsuit after the actor failed to pay the $130,000 reimbursement it demanded in a March 29 letter. The City was required to...
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