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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 that 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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Jussie Smollett is suing the city of Chicago

jussie smollett is suing the city of chicago
The case continues... Jussie Smollett is suing the City of Chicago Empire actor Jussie Smollett is suing the city of Chicago following their actions against him earlier this year. Late last year, the..
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Jussie Smollett suing Chicago for malicious prosecution

The Empire actor claims he's been caused "humiliation and extreme distress" by the city.
BBC News - Published

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Jussie Smollett's emails to be handed over by Google amid criminal investigation [Video]Jussie Smollett's emails to be handed over by Google amid criminal investigation

Google employees have been ordered to turn over a year's worth of Jussie Smollett's emails and data as part of an investigation into why charges against him were dropped after he was accused last..

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Jussie Smollett will not return for Empire's finale [Video]Jussie Smollett will not return for Empire's finale

Jussie Smollett will not be back on 'Empire when the six-part series comes to a close in May.

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Jussie Smollett will not return for 'Empire' finale [Video]Jussie Smollett will not return for 'Empire' finale

It has been confirmed that Jussie Smollett won't be returning for the final episode of Empire.

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Jussie Smollett countersues Chicago over alleged attack

The actor's claims come in a countersuit against the city which is suing him to recover more than $130,000 that police say was spent on its investigation into Smollett's claim that he was beaten
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Former U.S. attorney named special prosecutor in Smollett case

Dan Webb has been tasked with re-examining the handling of the Smollett case, marking the sixth time he's been tapped as a special prosecutor
CBS News - Published

Trump Says Past Presidents Should Have Killed ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi

In a freewheeling speech to police chiefs, President Trump also railed against impeachment, Jussie Smollett and Chicago’s violence.
NYTimes.com - Published

Donald Trump blasts Chicago's police superintendent, Jussie Smollett in speech to cops

"He was a sick and depraved man, and now he's dead," Trump said to the cheers and laughter from a police chiefs group. "He's dead as a doornail."
USATODAY.com - Published

Judge refuses to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against Jussie Smollett

judge refuses to dismiss chicago's lawsuit against jussie smollett
A federal judge on Tuesday declined to dismiss the city of Chicago’s lawsuit against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall rejected a motion filed by..
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Jussie Smollett's fails to persuade judge to drop Chicago lawsuit seeking $130,000 fine

Jussie Smollett failed to persuade a federal judge to dismiss a civil suit by city seeking $130,000 for wasting police time.
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'I miss him so much': How 'Empire' addressed writing off Jussie Smollett's character

In Tuesday night's season 6 premiere, "Empire" acknowledged the elephant in the room: Jussie Smollett's absence following his hate crime hoax scandal.
USATODAY.com - Published

How Jussie Smollett Was Written Off the Last Season of ‘Empire’

Mr. Smollett still faces legal troubles over his claim that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault.
NYTimes.com - Published

Special prosecutor to review Smollett case

A special prosecutor will look into why charges against actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a racist attack were abruptly dropped.
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Special prosecutor appointed in ‘staged attack’ case involving Jussie Smollett

special prosecutor appointed in ‘staged attack’ case involving jussie smollett
August 23 2019 3:04 PM A judge has named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett...
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Special prosecutor named to look into dropped charges against Jussie Smollett

A Chicago judge on Friday named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett.
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago judge may tap special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett's case

The case of ex-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who sparked a firestorm in Chicago by reporting a racist attack authorities have ruled a hoax, returns to court on Friday, when local media say a judge..
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ShowBiz Minute: Johnson, Smollett, Bailey

"Laugh-in" comedic actor Arte Johnson dies at 90; Jussie Smollett wants Chicago’s lawsuit moved to federal court; Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle to play Ariel in Disney’s Live-Action "Little..
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Video of Jussie Smollett with noose around his neck released

video of jussie smollett with noose around his neck released
A police bodycam video, showing actor Jussie Smollett with a noose around his neck on the night he was allegedly attacked, has been released. The former Empire actor, who is openly gay, alleged he was..
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New video from Jussie Smollett hate crime case released

New video from the Jussie Smollett hate crime case shows what appears to be a noose around the "Empire" actor's neck. Video from a Chicago police body camera was taken inside Smollett's home in..
CBS News - Published

ShowBiz Minute: Smollett, Gooding Jr., Jackson

Police release more than 1,000 files from the Jussie Smollett probe; Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr.'s accuser "troubled," calls groping case bogus; Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on the 10th anniversary of..
USATODAY.com - Published

Jussie Smollett: Police bodycam noose footage released

jussie smollett: police bodycam noose footage released
The 37-year-old ex-Empire actor is accused of staging a homophobic and racist attack on himself.
BBC News - Published

Police release videos from Smollett probe

Chicago police release hundreds of files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men in January. (June 25)
USATODAY.com - Published

Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neck

In video shared by Chicago police, Jussie Smollett is seen wearing a noose, and men are seen buying supplies to carry out the allegedly-staged attack.
USATODAY.com - Published

Jussie Smollett Investigation to Be Examined by a Special Prosecutor

jussie smollett investigation to be examined by a special prosecutor
A judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor Friday (June 21) to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of lying to..
WorldNews - Published

Judge allows probe over dropped charges in Jussie Smollett case

A special prosecutor would have the authority to bring new charges against the "Empire" actor if there are "reasonable grounds" to do so
CBS News - Published

Jussie Smollett incident isn't over: Chicago judge appoints special prosecutor to investigate

A Cook County judge appointed a special prosecutor to probe the decision to drop charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
USATODAY.com - Published

Jussie Smollett scandal left 'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels feeling 'beyond embarrassed'

"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels is "embarrassed" about the Jussie Smollett scandal. But he still wants to believe the actor: "I love him so much."
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago police release 911 calls from night Jussie Smollett claims he was attacked

Chicago police on Wednesday released two 911 calls from the night in January when Jussie Smollett claimed he was attacked. In one of the recordings, an unidentified caller said he worked for Smollett..
CBS News - Published

Chicago releases Smollett incident 911 calls

The city of Chicago released two 911 calls made after "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack. An unidentified man made both calls. He said he worked for..
USATODAY.com - Published

Jussie Smollett: Timeline since "Empire" actor reported Chicago attack

The alleged attack of the "Empire" actor sprawled into a saga longer and stranger than anyone could have guessed
CBS News - Published

'Empire' star Jussie Smollett's 911 calls released: 'They put a noose around his neck'

A couple of 911 calls from the night of Jussie Smollett's alleged attack have been released.
USATODAY.com - Published

Shocker: Jussie Smollett Will Not Return to Empire

shocker: jussie smollett will not return to empire
Jussie Smollett will not be back for Empire’s sixth and final season after all—and anyone who has not been living under a rock for the past few months likely knows why. Uncertainty has surrounded..
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Empire creator: Jussie Smollett 'will not be returning'

empire creator: jussie smollett 'will not be returning'
Co-creator Lee Daniels confirms the actor won't be returning for the show's sixth and final season.
BBC News - Published

Smollett's days on "Empire" over, series co-creator says

Lee Daniels says actor won't be returning; charges that Smollett faked hate crime have been dropped but controversies continue
CBS News - Published

'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels says Jussie Smollett will not return for final season

"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels took to Twitter Tuesday to counter a Variety report that speculated Jussie Smollett would return for the final season.
USATODAY.com - Published

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Jussie Smollett cleared on all charges; Keanu Reeves helps fellow flyers get to LA
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Smollett case prosecutor called pressure to recuse herself 'racist,' documents show

smollett case prosecutor called pressure to recuse herself 'racist,' documents show
(CNN)Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she recused herself from the Jussie Smollett case in response to rumors she was "related" or "closely connected" to the "Empire" actor's family,..
WorldNews - Published

Prosecutors, Wary of Appearances, Deliberated On How to Explain Smollett Decision

Emails released on Friday show prosecutors carefully constructing their statement on why the actor Jussie Smollett would no longer face charges of staging a hate crime.
NYTimes.com - Published

Jussie Smollett Case Dropped: Chicago's Mayor Says 'It's Just Not Right'

jussie smollett case dropped: chicago's mayor says 'it's just not right'
by Alice Monroe - In a dramatic reversal, Empire actor Jussie Smollett has found himself free from court, having had all criminal charges levied against him dropped earlier this week. The star had..
One News Page Staff - Published

Did Empire Actor Jussie Smollett Fake His Own Attack?

did empire actor jussie smollett fake his own attack?
by Adam Yardley - Jussie Smollett – an actor known for appearing on Fox’s TV series Empire – has found himself at the center of media attention in the last few days, and not for his..
One News Page Staff - Published

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