Jussie Smollett

AP
April 04, 2019 - 3:52 pm
The deadline has passed for Jussie Smollett to pay more than $130,000 to Chicago for investigative costs into what city authorities say was a staged racist, anti-gay attack or risk getting slapped with a civil lawsuit. The city will have to go after the money in civil court. Jussie Smollett fails...
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April 02, 2019 - 12:19 pm
(KNX 1070) -- Tracy Morgan ripped into "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday. Video of Tracy Morgan Reacts to Jussie Smollett's Hate Crime Controversy The comedian started by joking that he was offered a role on "Empire," and he'd be paid big...
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March 31, 2019 - 9:18 am
Actor-comedian Chris Rock took verbal jabs at actor Jussie Smollett before he presented the award for outstanding comedy series to ABC's "black-ish" at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards Saturday night. Smollett, who had all criminal charges against him dropped last week for allegedly staging a...
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March 28, 2019 - 3:08 pm
CHICAGO - City officials on Thursday ordered Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of a street attack that police say was staged to promote his career. A letter from the city's legal department to Smollett and his attorneys said that figure covers...
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March 28, 2019 - 8:00 am
President Donald Trump says that his FBI and Justice Department would be reviewing Jussie Smollett's case after state prosecutors decided to drop charges against the actor for lying to police about an alleged attack. Mr. Trump called the situation an "embarrassment to our nation" in an early...
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March 27, 2019 - 4:40 pm
"Two law enforcement officials briefed on the matter tell ABC the FBI is reviewing circumstances surrounding dismissal of criminal charges against Jussie Smollett. ABC News is told this is not an investigation. It is a "review" or "inquiry," according to a tweet by ABC7 Chicago reporter Rob Elgas...
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March 27, 2019 - 7:25 am
Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The "Empire" star still says he was assaulted by two men late at night in downtown Chicago. But with little explanation, authorities on Tuesday...
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March 26, 2019 - 10:56 am
CHICAGO - - Prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, defense attorneys said, apparently abandoning the case barely five weeks after the "Empire" actor was accused of lying to police about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago. Smollett...
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March 21, 2019 - 6:51 am
"Empire" co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been "a freakin' rollercoaster." In an Instagram video that doesn't refer to Smollett by name, Daniels says since "...
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March 12, 2019 - 1:55 pm
A lawyer for Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that she would welcome cameras in the courtroom during the "Empire" actor's trial on charges accusing him of lying to the police, saying there has been a lot of leaked misinformation and cameras would allow the public to "see the evidence and the lack...
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