Jussie Smollett

Independent counsel faults Chicago prosecutor's dismissal of Jussie Smollett case

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 12:21 GMT

A court-appointed independent counsel on Monday found Chicago prosecutors abused their discretion and may have violated legal ethics by dropping charges that former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett falsely reported he was attacked.

Actor Jussie Smollett charged again related to alleged staging of hate crime

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 - 03:51 GMT

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment accusing him of staging a phony hate crime in Chicago.

Fox renews 'Empire' without Jussie Smollett's character

Wed, 01 May 2019 - 02:56 GMT

U.S. television network Fox on Tuesday renewed drama series “Empire” for a sixth season but said there were no plans to bring back the character played by Jussie Smollett

Trump calls Smollett case 'embarrassment,' announces review

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 - 02:21 GMT

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the Department of Justice will “review” the case of actor Jussie Smollett.

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett angry that some doubt he was attacked

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 - 01:08 GMT

Actor Jussie Smollett said he was angry that some people doubted his statement that he was attacked outside his Chicago apartment in January.