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Criminal Charges Against Actor Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped! WATCH Actor Make Statement

 *Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about being attacked by two white men wearing MAGA caps have been dropped. The actor will appear in court in Chicago later today (03-26-19) for an emergency hearing. In a statement, Smollett’s lawyers said he was a “vilified” victim. He was facing up 48 years in prison  on 16 felony counts of filing a false police report. Here’s what TMZ is reporting: Jussie and his lawyers ran to court Tuesday morning in Chicago, where he was facing 16 felony counts of lying to police in the alleged racial and homophobic attack.   Jussie will surrender his $10,000 bond. But, that’s it. The case is over. We’re told the State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, told Chicago police she was dropping the case because Jussie would have only gotten community service if convicted and she said he has already performed community service so there is no point in prosecuting him. We could not find any record of Smollett doing community service. We’re told Chicago police are “furious” and feel something untoward is going on with Kim Foxx.  OPRAH IS ‘JOINING FORCES’ WITH APPLE: ‘THEY’RE IN A BILLION POCKETS’ e> Here’s the statement from Smollet’s lawyers: ‘Today, all charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of the complaint against him. ‘Jussie was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29th. He was a victim who was […]

Robin Roberts Gets Candid About Her ‘Emotional’ Interview with Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett and Robin Roberts viA ABC *Robin Roberts says she had complicated feelings going into her on-air sit down with “Empire” star Jussie Smollett.  Nearly three weeks after they dished about his alleged hate crime, the “Good Morning America” anchor is opening up about her emotions to the interview. “I’ll be completely honest, […]

Jussie Smollett Did NOT Win An NAACP Image Award + Complete List of Winners

Taraji P. Henson, left, as Cookie Lyon and Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon in the “My Bad Parts” episode of “Empire.” (photo: Fox) *Jussie Smollett, as we reported earlier, was up for an NAACP Image award, but we can now report that the embattled “Empire” actor came up empty. The category that Smollett was nominated […]

Jussie Smollett: How will the Dropped Felony Charges Impact His Career?

*“Empire” star Jussie Smollett dodged a lifetime of being behind bars after criminal charges against him were dropped and his record expunged. Smollett was accused of orchestrating a hate crime against himself in Chicago and filing a false police report about it. The entertainer maintains he had no involvement in staging the attack. Chicago Police […]

Jussie Smollett Cut From ‘Empire After Cast Feels ‘Betrayed’ By Actor

*Following his arrest on the charges of filing a false police report, Jussie Smollett has been removed from the final two episodes of “Empire” Season 5, executive producers of the hit FOX music drama announced in a statement Friday. “The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us,” read […]

Jussie Smollett May Make ‘Empire’ Finale Return: ‘It’s Being Discussed’

Actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on March 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Source: Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images North America) *Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett may return to “Empire” before the sixth and final season comes to an end.  Showrunner Brett Mahoney revealed to TVLine that there have been discussions about bringing Smollett back […]

Jussie Smollett Could Have Avoided Arrest Had He Apologized to CPD

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Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson / Getty *The former Chicago police chief who arrested Jussie Smollett for staging a hate crime in 2019 said the actor could have avoided a trial and public humiliation had he apologized and admitted to lying about the alleged crime. “I want people to understand this. This was not […]

Jussie Smollett Turns Over Phone Records to Detectives That Are ‘Not Sufficient’

*”Empire” star Jussie Smollett has finally turned over partial records of his cellphone use to detectives investigating an alleged assault by two masked men who hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him last month. “Phone records from Jussie’s manager were sent to police on Feb. 5 and Jussie’s records were sent over this morning. Both […]

Jussie Smollett to Face Jury in Trial for Chicago Hate Crime

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Jussie Smollett and Nigerian brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo *Jussie Smollett is heading to trial next month over his racist and homophobic attack in Chicago in 2019 — an incident that the police claim he made up. The former “Empire” actor attempted to have the criminal case against him tossed but TMZ reports that […]