Police accuse actor Jussie Smollett of staging racist attack to boost career
Thursday, 21 February 2019 () Chicago police have accused an American TV actor of exploiting the "pain and anger of racism" by staging an attack against himself as a "publicity stunt" to further his career.
Jussie Smollett was not required to be in court Tuesday, but the Empire actor appeared at the Chicago hearing because "he's not hiding from anything," his rep tells NBC Chicago. "He wants to hold his..
According to Reuters, actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 felony counts for lying to police.
The latest indictment accuses Smollett of falsely reporting that he was assaulted by two bigoted..
Jussie Smollett’s legal team said they “welcome” cameras in the courtroom as prosecutors present their case that the actor allegedly staged an attack.
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