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9 months ago

Jussie Smollett sentenced for false police reports

A judge sentenced the "Empire" actor to 150 days in jail and 30 months probation for his role in reporting a false hate crime that he staged in 2019.
9 months ago
Jussie Smollett sentenced for false police reports
9 months ago

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in fake attack

The former "Empire" actor was sentenced to 150 days in county jail on Thursday for fabricating a 2019 hate crime attack on himself.
9 months ago
Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in fake attack
9 months ago

Actor Jussie Smollett to be sentenced in hate crime hoax

Smollett, 39, appeared in court Thursday to hear his fate after he was convicted of fabricating a hate crime attack in 2019.
9 months ago
Actor Jussie Smollett to be sentenced in hate crime hoax
9 months ago

Former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in hoax attack

"I am not suicidal. I am innocent," the actor said during a courtroom outburst.
9 months ago
Former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in hoax attack
9 months ago

Jussie Smollett to be sentenced in hate crime hoax trial

Actor Jussie Smollett faces sentencing after being convicted in December for falsely reporting a hate crime attack in 2019.
9 months ago
Jussie Smollett to be sentenced in hate crime hoax trial
1 year ago

Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty for filing false police report in hoax attack

The former “Empire” actor faces up to three years of jail time after being convicted on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for lying to police about an alleged attack in 2019.
1 year ago
Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty for filing false police report in hoax attack
1 year ago

Jussie Smollett found guilty for filing false police report in hoax attack

The actor lied about a racist attack in January 2019.
1 year ago
Jussie Smollett found guilty of filing false police report for hoax attack
1 year ago

The Jussie Smollett trial: Timeline of how this case ended up in court

The ongoing probe has been replete with one stunning twist after another.
1 year ago
Jussie Smollett trial: Timeline of how this case ended up in court
1 year ago

Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of filing false police report

The actor allegedly lied about a racist attack in January 2019.
1 year ago
Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of filing false police report
1 year ago

Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of lying about racist attack

Smollett pleaded not guilty to six counts of felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. He was found guilty of lying about a racist attack.
1 year ago
Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of lying about racist attack
1 year ago

Jussie Smollett trial

The former ‘Empire’ actor testified in his own defense, denying he staged a racist anti-gay attack against himself. ABC News’ Christine Sloan has the details.
1 year ago
Jussie Smollett trial
1 year ago

Actor Jussie Smollett’s defense rests its case

Jussie Smollett is charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct. Prosecutors allege that he staged a racist and homophobic attack on himself. He has pleaded not guilty.
1 year ago
Actor Jussie Smollett’s defense rests its case
2 years ago

Facing reelection, top Chicago prosecutor will not face charges in Jussie Smollett case probe

Facing reelection, a top Chicago prosecutor will not face charges in the Jussie Smollett case probe.
2 years ago
Facing reelection, Chicago prosecutor won't face charges in Smollett case probe
3 years ago

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to 6 new charges of disorderly conduct

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has pleaded not guilty to six new charges of felony disorderly conduct after he was indicted be a grand jury in Chicago.
3 years ago
Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to new charges
3 years ago

Former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett indicted again by grand jury in Chicago

The actor was accused of falsely reporting he was the victim of a hate crime.
3 years ago
Former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett indicted again by grand jury in Chicago
3 years ago

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett indicted in Chicago

A special prosecutor is reviewing the actor’s case after charges he allegedly staged a racist and homophobic attack against himself were dropped.
3 years ago
‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett indicted in Chicago
3 years ago

Jussie Smollett facing new charges

The embattled actor was indicted by a grand jury over making false police reports last year following an alleged attack in Chicago. ABC News’ Kenneth Moton reports.
3 years ago
Jussie Smollett facing new charges
3 years ago

Jussie Smollett indicted in Chicago

The Former "Empire" actor was indicted by a special prosecutor in Chicago who's investigating allegations Smollett bogusly reported being the victim of a January 2019 hate-crime.
3 years ago
Jussie Smollett indicted in Chicago
3 years ago

Jussie Smollett countersues city of Chicago for 'maliciously prosecuting him in bad faith'

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has filed a counter lawsuit against the city of Chicago, claiming that authorities 'maliciously' prosecuted him.
3 years ago
Jussie Smollett sues city of Chicago for 'malicious prosecution'
3 years ago

Police release video of Jussie Smollett with noose

In the body camera footage from Chicago police, the former "Empire" actor is seen with a noose around his neck.
3 years ago
Police release video of Jussie Smollett with noose
3 years ago

First look at Jussie Smollett the night he claims he was assaulted

The video is part of 69 hours of surveillance and other images made public by the Chicago Police Department.
3 years ago
First look at Jussie Smollett the night he claims he was assaulted
3 years ago

Police release video of Jussie Smollett with noose around his neck

Some 69 hours of police video were released Monday, with two videos showing the moment when police first arrived at the actor's residence after receiving a 911 call.
3 years ago
Police release video of Jussie Smollett with noose around his neck
3 years ago

Bodycam footage shows Jussie Smollett with noose around neck

Chicago police officers found the "Empire" actor with a noose around his neck.
3 years ago
Bodycam footage shows Jussie Smollett with noose around neck
3 years ago

'Empire' creator Lee Daniels on the Jussie Smollett scandal: 'I’m beyond embarrassed'

"Empire" creator Lee Daniels opens up about the embarrassment he feels over the Jussie Smollett fiasco.
3 years ago
'Empire' creator Lee Daniels on the Jussie Smollett scandal: 'I’m beyond embarrassed'
3 years ago

Jussie Smollett won't return to 'Empire'

Jussie Smollett will not return to "Empire" for season six, according to the series' co-creator, Lee Daniels.
3 years ago
Jussie Smollett won't return to 'Empire'
3 years ago

Jussie Smollett will not return to 'Empire,' says series co-creator Lee Daniels

Daniels shot down a report that said Smollett would be back for season six.
3 years ago
Jussie Smollett will not return to 'Empire,' says series co-creator Lee Daniels
3 years ago

Photo evidence, other documents related to 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett's criminal investigation released

The Cook County State Attorney's Office released over 2,000 pages of documents.
3 years ago
Photo evidence, other documents related to Smollett investigation released
3 years ago

Police release documents from Jussie Smollett case

Authorities in Chicago have released the police files relating to the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.
3 years ago
Police release documents from Jussie Smollett case
3 years ago

Chicago Police release documents from Jussie Smollett investigation

Authorities in Chicago have released the police files relating to the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.
3 years ago
Chicago Police release documents from Jussie Smollett investigation
4 years ago

Illinois judge orders records in 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett criminal case be unsealed

Charges were dropped in March in a controversial agreement with prosecutors.
4 years ago
Judge orders records in 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett criminal case be unsealed
4 years ago

'No plans' for Jussie Smollett to return to 'Empire' amid hate crime fallout

Fox said Smollett remains under contract, but the actor is off the show for now.
4 years ago
'No plans' for Jussie Smollett to return to 'Empire' amid hate crime fallout
4 years ago

'No plans' for Jussie Smollett to return to 'Empire' amid hate crime fallout

Fox said Jussie Smollett remains under contract, but the actor is off "Empire" for now.
4 years ago
'No plans' for Jussie Smollett to return to 'Empire' amid hate crime fallout
4 years ago

Brothers implicated in Jussie Smollett 'hoax' attack sue the 'Empire' actor's lawyers

Ola and Abel Osundairo claim the actor paid them to help stage a street attack.
4 years ago
Brothers file defamation suit against Jussie Smollett's lawyers
4 years ago

Brothers implicated in Jussie Smollett 'hoax' attack sue the actor's lawyers

Ola and Abel Osundairo claim the actor paid them to help stage a street attack.
4 years ago
Brothers implicated in Jussie Smollett 'hoax' attack sue the actor's lawyers
4 years ago

State attorney Kim Foxx gets death threats after dropping Jussie Smollett charges

Her office did not offer specific details about the threats, but it said they included "racially charged language."
4 years ago
Prosecutor gets death threats after dropping Jussie Smollett charges
4 years ago

Prosecutor gets death threats after dropping Jussie Smollett charges

Her office said the threats included "racially charged language."
4 years ago
Prosecutor gets death threats after dropping Jussie Smollett charges
4 years ago

State's Attorney Kim Foxx calls Jussie Smollett 'washed up celeb who lied' and R. Kelly 'pedophile' in texts

Documents released Tuesday showed state's attorney Kim Foxx said things about Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly.
4 years ago
State's attorney calls Jussie Smollett 'washed up,' R. Kelly a 'pedophile' in texts
4 years ago

State's attorney calls Smollett 'washed up' in texts

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx referred to "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett as a "washed up celeb who lied to cops," according to newly revealed text messages.
4 years ago
State's attorney calls Smollett 'washed up' in texts
4 years ago

Investigation launched into handling of Jussie Smollett case

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said that she "invited" the inspector general to look into her office's handling of the case involving the "Empire" actor.
4 years ago
Investigation launched into handling of Jussie Smollett case
4 years ago

Chicago sues Jussie Smollett over $130,000 spent on alleged hate crime investigation

The city outlined its case against the "Empire" actor in a detailed timeline.
4 years ago
Chicago sues Jussie Smollett
4 years ago

City of Chicago sues Jussie Smollett

The city formally filed a civil complaint against the "Empire" actor after he refused to reimburse the city more than $130,000 in police overtime costs.
4 years ago
City of Chicago sues Jussie Smollett
4 years ago

City of Chicago suing 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett for more than $130,000

The city had asked the actor to pay for the cost of the investigation in which police said he falsely claimed that two men had attacked him.
4 years ago
City of Chicago suing 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett for more than $130,000
4 years ago

Jussie Smollett 'will not be intimidated into paying' $130,000 to Chicago for investigation, lawyer says

The city said it would sue the actor after he missed a payment deadline.
4 years ago
Jussie Smollett 'will not be intimidated into paying' $130,000 to Chicago: Lawyer
4 years ago

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett

The "Empire" actor hasn't yet paid the city $130,000 that was used to investigate an alleged hate crime against Smollett. ABC News' Kenneth Moton reports.
4 years ago
Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett
4 years ago

Taraji P. Henson shares why she takes 'great responsibility' in all roles

The actress discusses her role in the new movie "The Best of Enemies" and how the cast of "Empire" is doing in light of the controversy surrounding Jussie Smollett.
4 years ago
Taraji P. Henson shares why she takes 'great responsibility' in all roles
4 years ago

Taraji P. Henson weighs in on 'Empire' co-star Jussie Smollett's case

Taraji P. Henson, who’s starred alongside Jussie Smollett in “Empire” since 2015, spoke out on “The View” about the dropped charges after an investigation into his claim.
4 years ago
Actress Taraji P. Henson on co-star Jussie Smollett's case
4 years ago

Dueling Chicago demonstrations erupt over Kimberly Foxx's handling of Jussie Smollett case

The actor forfeited his $10,000 bond and did community service, officials said. Dueling demonstrations happened over Kimberly Foxx's handling of the Jussie Smollett case.
4 years ago
Dueling demonstrations over Jussie Smollett case erupt in Chicago
4 years ago

Dueling demonstrations erupt over prosecutor's handling of Jussie Smollett case

The rally and protest came a week after Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx dropped all 16 felony charges against the "Empire" actor.
4 years ago
Dueling demonstrations erupt over prosecutor's handling of Jussie Smollett case
4 years ago

Jussie Smollett's defense attorney offers different scenario in the case

The claims raises new questions about the Nigerian brothers' connections.
4 years ago
Jussie Smollett's defense attorney offers different scenario in the case
4 years ago

Chicago's top cop slams prosecutor's office again over Jussie Smollett case

Tensions are rising again in Chicago over the controversial "hoax" case.
4 years ago
War of words over Jussie Smollett 'hoax' case erupts again in Chicago