Empire star, Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a special prosecutor in Illinois on six counts of making false reports to police that he was a victim of a hate crime.
After claiming to have been a victim of a racist and homophobic attack back in 2019, Chicago police investigated the case as a hate crime but later arrested the actor as the prime suspect in the case.
However, weeks later, all charges filed against Smollett were dropped without a plea, after Smollett agreed to surrender his $10,000 bail and perform 16 hours of community service. Meanwhile, the FBI said it was still investigating the “circumstances around the case.”
Dan K. Webb, the special prosecutor assigned in August to investigate how local prosecutors handled the TV actor’s case, said in a statement his office “has now completed all of its investigative steps regarding Jussie Smollett, and has made the decision to further prosecute Mr. Smollett.” Smollett is scheduled to appear in court February 24.
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