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All Charges Dropped Against 'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett

WorldNews Tuesday, 26 March 2019 ()
All Charges Dropped Against 'Empire' Actor Jussie SmollettChicago prosecutors made a stunning reversal on Tuesday by dropping all charges filed against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett weeks after he was indicted on 16 felony counts for filing a false police report, according to USA Today. Smollett, 36, was seen arriving at a Chicago courtroom on Tuesday morning for an emergency hearing. His lawyers released a statement after the court hearing which said Smollett's "record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him." "After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome...
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Illinois prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett relating to allegations he staged a hate crime attack to gain publicity. Before leaving court, Smollett described the ordeal as "one of the worst of my entire life." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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