Jussie Smollett

  • 'Empire' Actor Defends Himself in 1st Comments Since Attack

    (AP) "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is disputing rumors circulating on social media that he has been less than cooperative with the investigation into a racially-charged attack in which he says two masked men beat him and wrapped a rope around his neck in downtown Chicago.

  • For Jussie Smollett, 1 Story Equals 16 Felony Counts

    (AP) News that a grand jury had indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into 16.

  • Gay State House Rep. Opens Up About Surviving a Hate Crime

    Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (Orlando-D), who is gay, opened up on Twitter this week about his own experience surviving a hate crime in 2003.

  • Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped W/Video

    The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said it won’t be prosecuting Jussie Smollett, who was previously accused of faking an anti-black, anti-gay hate crime in Chicago in order to leverage higher pay for his role on the Fox show “”

  • Police Say Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was ‘Dissatisfied’ with Salary

    (WB) Actor Jussie Smollett allegedly paid $3,500 to orchestrate a “bogus” hate crime because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on the Fox series “Empire,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a press conference on Thursday morning.