Empire

Jussie Smollett exits Cook County Department of Corrections after posting bail in Chicago, Illinois

Jussie Smollett sues Chicago, claims malicious prosecution over alleged beating

Smollett pleaded not guilty to lying about the attack, and has long said he was truthful about it.

By REUTERS
20/11/2019
Japan's new Emperor Naruhito waves as he arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan May 1, 2019

In ancient throne ritual, Japanese emperor vows to fulfill duty

But just before the ceremony began, the skies cleared and a rainbow appeared over Tokyo.

By REUTERS
22/10/2019

Jussie Smollett’s character will not return to ‘Empire’

Smollett, who is black, gay and Jewish, had been written out of the final two episodes of the show’s fifth season.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
03/05/2019
Japan's new Emperor Naruhito waves as he arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan May 1, 2019

Japan's new emperor Naruhito ascends the Throne

The reason behind Akihito's abdication is his old age and declining health. Naruhito succeeds the Throne at the age of 59 after his father ruled for three decades.

Jussie Smollett exits Cook County Department of Corrections after posting bail in Chicago, Illinois

Charges dropped against Jussie Smollett

Smollett briefly addressed reporters after the hearing, saying, "I've been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one."

By REUTERS
27/03/2019

Empire star Smollett arrested, removed from final episodes

Smollett had previously claimed that he believed the attackers were supporters of US President Donald Trump.

Jussie Smollett appears on stage days after apparent hate crime attack

Jussie Smollett told an audience in southern California that he is “going to stand strong with y’all” in the wake of an assault that is being characterized as a hate crime.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
24/02/2019

Black Jewish actor Jussie Smollett violently assaulted

Smollett was born to a Jewish father and African-American mother. In 2015, Smollett came out as gay.

By ILANIT CHERNICK , EMILY BURACK/ JTA
24/02/2019

Empire star Smollett provided false information to law enforcement in 2007

The actor pleaded no contest to these charges, including a DUI and driving without a license, in 2007 and received two years probation for his actions.

Jussie Smollett accused of planning homophobic, racist assault on himself

Chicago police have yet to investigate Smollett a second time and can therefore neither confirm nor deny whether the allegations are true.

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