Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett
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Jeff Katz
February 25, 2020 - 4:43 pm
Hate crime hoax artist Jussie Smollett is back in court in Chicago on new charges and pleaded not guilty. Read more below!
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Empire actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his hearing in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
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February 13, 2020 - 10:03 am
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city. On one Chicago street was a wealthy, famous black man who claimed he was a...
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Jeff Katz
February 12, 2020 - 10:49 am
Jussie Smollett is now facing potential jail time for his hate crime hoax in January 2019. Read more below.
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(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
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September 04, 2019 - 5:54 pm
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett's attorneys have filed a motion arguing that the actor should not have to pay Chicago $130,000 for a police investigation into what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack, because he couldn't have known how much time and money the...
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Jeff Katz
September 04, 2019 - 2:41 pm
The legal team of Jussie Smollett is attempting to release him from his obligation to reimburse the city of Chicago for the cost of investigating his hoax hate crime by blaming policing for investigating in the first place. According to the Chicago Sun-Times , Smollett attorney William J. Quinlan...
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August 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fox Entertainment chief Charlie Collier says Jussie Smollett won't be back on "Empire." Collier, speaking to TV critics Wednesday, affirmed series co-creator Lee Daniels' decision to drop Smollett from the drama's upcoming final season. Daniels had initially supported...
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This Jan. 29, 2019, image made from police body cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department purports to show Jussie Smollett, with a white rope wrapped around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
(Chicago Police Department via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 12:54 pm
By DON BABWIN and SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope...
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(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
June 21, 2019 - 1:27 pm
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor Friday to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of lying to the police by claiming he was the victim of a racist and...
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June 01, 2019 - 10:12 am
By MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor again shifted her explanation for why she recused herself from an investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim that he'd been the target of a hate crime, saying she stepped aside because of false rumors she was related to...
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Jeff Katz
May 31, 2019 - 7:56 am
A police examination of Jussie Smollett’s text messages revealed that on “various occasions” over the past year, the actor requested that an associate get him cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana, all of which he paid for with the Venmo app. Smollett’s alleged narcotics purchases are referred to in a...
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