Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty For Hate Crime Hoax
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 report, after he staged a hate crime.
Smollett first reported the attack in late January, but his story fell apart in Feburary as authorities looked into the alleged incident.
A grand jury in Chicago indicted Smollett on additional charges for lying to police officers during two separate interviews.
His next court date was scheduled for April 17th.