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The Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Case is Going Back to Court | Here’s What Happened

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CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 14: Actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on March 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Smollett stands accused of arranging a homophobic, racist attack against himself in an attempt to raise his profile because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the Fox television drama “Empire.” (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

Sadly, Jussie Smollett‘s troubles with the law are not over yet.

The “Empire” actor is again facing charges for the alleged faking of a hate crime he suffered in January 2019.

The Daily Beast reports that, Jussie has been “indicted on six counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly making false statements to the Chicago Police Department,” according to Special Prosecutor Dan Webb.

Webb is a former US attorney appointed to continue investigating the case after it was dropped in March 2019. A statement from his office read:

Smollett planned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers on multiple occasions, reporting a heinous hate crime that he, in fact, knew had not occurred.

The Osundairo brothers, who were first accused of the hate crime, released a statement following the new indictment:

The Osundairo brothers are aware of the new charges brought against Jussie Smollett today by the grand jury. As stated before, they are fully committed to the public knowing the truth about what occurred on January 29, 2019. The Osundairo brothers will continue to cooperate with that process and they thank the Special Prosecutor’s office for their tireless work in seeing that justice was administered.

Back in January, Jussie claimed that two men, both white and wearing ski masks, beat him up, put his head in a noose, and screamed, “This is MAGA country.”

He is popularly known for playing Jamal Lyon in hit tv show “Empire”

4 Comments

  1. Kiiki

    February 12, 2020 at 3:51 am

    This dude messed up Big time

    1
  2. Ariariaonline

    February 12, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    He has really missed up
    Truly

  3. Daisy

    February 13, 2020 at 4:57 am

    this is a good example of being greedy ,let alone its a deadly sin ,I wonder if he ever thinks about his self worth or his roots most importantly he should do some soul searching ,I’m sure he was raised better than this ,he just should have been pretty happy that he had a good job that he no loner has ,as some a fan I’m disappointed in he did what he did an I’m white I will look at him different now I was looking for some of the songs he did on the show to have when I would workout I would have some great music to listen to an I’m sure there’s a lot of fans are wondering this how will he make a come back from this
    I know I will never look at him the same way I’ve even unfollowed him it’s a shame he let his greed take over just sad

  4. Blackgospel

    July 10, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Wow

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