Jussie Smollett

Actor Jussie Smollett makes a court appearance
Special prosecutor will investigate dropping of charges against Smollett

“The unprecedented irregularities identified in this case warrant the appointment of independent counsel to restore the public’s confidence in the integrity of our criminal justice system.”

By JTA/MARCY OSTER
24/06/2019
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
Empire cast members call for Jussie Smollett to return for next season

Smollett was written out of the final two episodes of the show’s fifth season.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
26/04/2019
Actor Jussie Smollett makes a court appearance
Jussie Smollett's lawyers sued by 'perpetrators' of fake attack

The Osundairo brothers charged that Smollett's attorneys Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian falsely accused them of attacking Smollett, even after the investigation was over.

By REUTERS
23/04/2019
Actor Jussie Smollett makes a court appearance
City of Chicago will sue Jussie Smollett

The lawsuit was being prepared after Smollett, 36, refused a demand by the city for $130,000, said Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for the city's Department of Law.

By REUTERS
05/04/2019
Jussie Smollett exits Cook County Department of Corrections after posting bail in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago wants Smollett to pay city's bid

The request for “immediate payment” came in a letter from the Chicago Department of Law to Smollett, a member of the cast of the Fox television series “Empire.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
30/03/2019
Jussie Smollett exits Cook County Department of Corrections after posting bail in Chicago, Illinois
Donald Trump calls Smollett case 'embarrassment'

Investigators later charged Smollett with paying $3,500 to the two men to pretend to attack him in order to garner public sympathy for himself. Prosecutors dropped the charges on Tuesday.

By REUTERS
28/03/2019
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
Jussie Smollett exits Cook County Department of Corrections after posting bail in Chicago, Illinois
Actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16-count felony indictment by grand jury

Smollett, who is black and openly gay and plays a gay character on the Fox network hip-hop drama "Empire," was previously charged in a criminal complaint with lying to police.

Jussie Smollett exits Cook County Department of Corrections after posting bail in Chicago, Illinois
Police provide detailed timeline of staged attack on Jussie Smollett

After speaking to the two men, their attorney, Gloria Schmidt, told detectives that “something smelled fishy,” police said.

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