‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report
Thursday, 21 February 2019 In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the “Empire” FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says “Empire” actor is now considered a suspect “for filing a false police report” and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury. Smollett told police he was attacked by two masked men while walking home from a Subway sandwich shop at around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29. He says they beat him, hurled racist and homophobic insults at him and looped a rope around his neck before fleeing. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false...
According to Huff Post, Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to a 16 count indictment for allegedly staging an assault. The 36-year-old was previous charged with a single count for filing a false police..
According to Newser, Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty for lying to police.
The 36-year-old actor faces 16 felony counts related to a false police report.
Smollett stands accused of staging a racist..
“Empire” returned from winter hiatus on Wednesday, airing its first original episode since star Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with filing a false... The Wrap Also reported by •Deutsche Welle