*(Via UrbanHollywood411.com) – Jussie Smollett’s legal troubles are front-page news once again. According to local news reports out of Chicago, the former Empire actor was indicted Tuesday in Chicago by a special prosecutor in connection with his alleged January 2019 hate crime attack.
ABC7 Chicago was among the first outlets to report the news. The television station said the Cook County Clerk’s Office confirmed that special prosecutor Dan Webb moved to indict the actor today, in this latest turn in Smollett’s legal saga.
The move came after charges were dropped last year against the actor for allegedly staging a racist and anti-gay attack on Jan. 29, 2019.
Smollett told Chicago police officers he was walking down a city street in the dark, when two masked men approached him and began yelling racial and homophobic slurs. The actor said the suspects beat him, wrapped a rope around his neck, doused him with a chemical and said “this is MAGA country.”
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