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Jussie Smollett: American actor
Jussie Smollett is an American actor and singer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 acting in films including The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner's North (1994). In 2015, Smollett portrayed musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire, a role which was hailed as groundbreaking for its positive depiction of a black gay man on television. Smollett has also appeared in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Alien: Covenant (2017) as Ricks and in Marshall (2017) as Langston Hughes.

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Chicago Prosecutor Worried Her Office Was Too Hard on Jussie Smollett, Messages Show

Kim Foxx, the Cook County state’s attorney, continued to text colleagues about the Smollett case after delegating it to a deputy, records show. She questioned the number of charges.
NYTimes.com - Published

Texts: Chicago prosecutor called Smollett 'washed up celeb'

texts: chicago prosecutor called smollett 'washed up celeb'
CHICAGO (AP) — Text messages show the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett told her top deputy that Smollett was a "washed up celeb" who was overcharged...
WorldNews - Published

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Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett Over Investigation Cost [Video]Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett Over Investigation Cost

Smollett missed the deadline to pay Chicago more $130,000. Now the city is suing for at least three times as much.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

City Of Chicago Files Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett [Video]City Of Chicago Files Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

According to Newser, the city of Chicago filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday, which sues Jussie Smollett. Smollett was cleared of charges that alleged that he staged a hate-crime..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Jussie Smollett Sued For Police Costs Over Hoax Attack [Video]Jussie Smollett Sued For Police Costs Over Hoax Attack

Reuters reports the city of Chicago filed a lawsuit on Thursday against former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett. The city claims Smollett owes it over $130,000 for police costs incurred in the..

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Jussie Smollett Faces Deadline To Pay $130,000 For Investigation Costs [Video]Jussie Smollett Faces Deadline To Pay $130,000 For Investigation Costs

According to a report by CNN, on Thursday, the deadline for actor Jussie Smollett to pay the 130,106 dollar bill sent to him by the city of Chicago to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim..

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Jussie Smollet Faces Deadline To Pay $130,000 For Investigation Costs [Video]Jussie Smollet Faces Deadline To Pay $130,000 For Investigation Costs

According to a report by CNN, on Thursday, the deadline for actor Jussie Smollett to pay the 130,106 dollar bill sent to him by the city of Chicago to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Trump riffs on Biden: Trump riffs on Biden: "You having a good time, Joe?"

U.S. President Donald Trump took a shot on Tuesday at former Vice President Joe Biden, a possible Democratic rival in the 2020 race for the White House, mocking him over allegations of unwanted..

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Chicago Police Call For State's Attorney's Resignation After Smollett Charges Dropped [Video]Chicago Police Call For State's Attorney's Resignation After Smollett Charges Dropped

According to Reuters, Chicago police officers on Monday called for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to resign after her office dropped felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett last week...

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'InfoWars' Host Alex Jones' 3-Hour Deposition Made Public [Video]'InfoWars' Host Alex Jones' 3-Hour Deposition Made Public

Lawyers representing the families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims released Alex Jones' deposition video on Friday.

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Chicago Wants Smollett to Reimburse City for Investigation [Video]Chicago Wants Smollett to Reimburse City for Investigation

The actor has received a letter from Chicago's corporation counsel asking for a total of $130,106.15 from Smollett in the next seven days.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Smollett case 'an embarrassment' to U.S. -Trump [Video]Smollett case 'an embarrassment' to U.S. -Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump says the case of actor Jussie Smollett, who was charged with staging a fake hate crime in Chicago before prosecutors abruptly dropped the case this week, is an embarrassment..

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Emanuel to Trump: 'Stay out' of Smollett case [Video]Emanuel to Trump: 'Stay out' of Smollett case

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says President Donald Trump created the toxic environment that allowed actor Jussie Smollett to believe he could get away with staging a fake hate crime. Prosecutors abruptly..

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‘Fox & Friends’ Host Says Jussie Smollett Will Continue to 'I-Am-a-Victim Narrative’ [Video]‘Fox & Friends’ Host Says Jussie Smollett Will Continue to 'I-Am-a-Victim Narrative’

“Fox & Friends” spent a second day on the Jussie Smollett story with host Steve Doocy saying the “Empire” star’s only chance at saving his career was pushing the “I-am-a-vicim narrative.”..

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Trump Says DOJ and FBI Will Review Jussie Smollett's Case [Video]Trump Says DOJ and FBI Will Review Jussie Smollett's Case

The president's announcement came after Chicago prosecutors dropped all charges against the "Empire" actor.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Trump Calls For FBI Review After All Charges Dropped Against Actor Jussie Smollett [Video]Trump Calls For FBI Review After All Charges Dropped Against Actor Jussie Smollett

According to a report by SFGate, on Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that federal authorities will review the handling of the criminal case against 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett. On Thursday..

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Trump Calls Jussie Smollett Fiasco Trump Calls Jussie Smollett Fiasco "An Embarrasment To Our Nation"

President Donald Trump called the fact that prosecutors dropped charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett an "embarrassment to our nation," and said the FBI and the Department of Justice will..

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Trump Says Justice Department To Review Jussie Smollett Case [Video]Trump Says Justice Department To Review Jussie Smollett Case

U.S. President Donald Trump said that the Department of Justice will “review” the case of actor Jussie Smollett, Reuters reports. “FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in..

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Chicago prosecutor defends dropping of Smollett charges [Video]Chicago prosecutor defends dropping of Smollett charges

Chicago's top prosecutor, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, says her office acted appropriately in dropping charges against actor Jussie Smollett but that her office believed actor Jussie Smollett..

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Chicago prosecutor defends dropping Smollett charges [Video]Chicago prosecutor defends dropping Smollett charges

Chicago's top prosecutor, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, says her office acted appropriately in dropping charges against actor Jussie Smollett but that her office believed actor Jussie Smollett..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Chicago wants answers after Smollett case [Video]Chicago wants answers after Smollett case

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants answers after prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a hoax hate crime to boost his career. Freddie..

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Jussie Smollett Lawyer Thinks Chicago PD Chief Isn’t ‘Long for His Job’ [Video]Jussie Smollett Lawyer Thinks Chicago PD Chief Isn’t ‘Long for His Job’

Mark Geragos, one of the attorneys on Jussie Smollett’s legal team, had strong words for Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel after their press conference on Tuesday...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Chicago Mayor Demands Answers After Smollett Charges Dropped [Video]Chicago Mayor Demands Answers After Smollett Charges Dropped

(Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he wanted to “find out what happened” that caused prosecutors to abruptly drop charges that had accused “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Prosecutor Who Dropped Charges Against Jussie Smollett Believes He's Guilty [Video]Prosecutor Who Dropped Charges Against Jussie Smollett Believes He's Guilty

An Illinois prosecutor said he believes 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett is guilty of staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself. This, despite his decision to drop the charges against..

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FBI Still Investigating Jussie Smollett [Video]FBI Still Investigating Jussie Smollett

Newser reports authorities in Chicago are confused—and angry—about state prosecutors' decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett, but the Empire star might still end up back in court...

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Jussie Smollett's Prosecutor Says He Believes Jussie Lied To Police [Video]Jussie Smollett's Prosecutor Says He Believes Jussie Lied To Police

CNN reports the prosecutor who dropped the charges against Jussie Smollett said he still believes the actor lied to the police about the racist and homophobic attack he allegedly staged in Chicago in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

 

"Washed up" Smollett and "pedophile" R. Kelly: State's attorney texts revealed

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx texted her staff dismissing Smollett as a "washed up celeb who lied to cops" who was being charged too harshly
CBS News - Published

Jussie Smollett case: Prosecutor Kim Foxx questioned overcharging a 'washed up celeb' in text

Kim Foxx also appeared to compare Smollett’s case to her office’s handling of another hot case, the indictment of R&B singer R. Kelly.
USATODAY.com - Published

Investigation launched into handling of Jussie Smollett case

investigation launched into handling of jussie smollett case
(CHICAGO) — Kim Foxx, the embattled Chicago state’s attorney whose office has come under fire for its handling of the Jussie Smollett case, has asked the local inspector general to look conduct an..
WorldNews - Published

Chicago sues Jussie Smollett

chicago sues jussie smollett
The City of Chicago has sued Jussie Smollett over the $130,000 it says was spent to investigate a fake hate crime allegation made by the actor. "This action is brought by the City to recover civil..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

ShowBiz Minute: Hussle, Smollett, Heard

ShowBiz Minute: Hussle, Smollett, Heard
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago sues Jussie Smollett over costs of investigating alleged attack

The city of Chicago filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Jussie Smollett seeking three times the damages it said it incurred in the investigation of a hate crime that authorities allege the "Empire"..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Jussie Smollett purposely misled police by saying assailants were white, lawsuit alleges

"Empire” actor Jussie Smollett purposely attempted to mislead police by falsely describing the men who he said attacked him on a cold January night as white men, the city of Chicago claimed in a..
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett, Seeking Payback for Police Investigation Into Attack Claim

Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, had expressed anger that charges against Mr. Smollett had been dropped after weeks of police investigation.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News

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