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2 months ago

Defamation suit by brothers in Smollett case can go forward

A federal judge in Chicago says a defamation lawsuit filed by two brothers who said they took part in a fake hate crime against Jussie Smollett can go forward
2 months ago
Defamation suit by brothers in Smollett case can go forward
2 months ago

Jussie Smollett released from county jail during appeal

Jussie Smollett has been released from jail in Chicago after an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of the Black and gay actor's conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack
2 months ago
Jussie Smollett released from jail during appeal
2 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.
2 months ago
Jussie Smollett sentenced for false police reports
2 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.
2 months ago
Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in fake attack
2 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.
2 months ago
Actor Jussie Smollett to be sentenced in hate crime hoax
3 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.
3 months ago
Former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in hoax attack
3 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.
3 months ago
Jussie Smollett to be sentenced in hate crime hoax trial
3 months ago

Jussie Smollett to learn fate after staged attack conviction

Jussie Smollett is returning to a Chicago courtroom for sentencing with just two questions hanging over his head: Will he admit that he lied about a racist homophobic attack and will a judge send him to jail
3 months ago
Jussie Smollett to learn fate after staged attack conviction
4 months ago

Jussie Smollett to be sentenced March 10 for lying to police

Jussie Smollett, who was convicted last month for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack that authorities said he staged, will return to court for sentencing March 10
4 months ago
Jussie Smollett to be sentenced March 10 for lying to police
5 months ago

Black juror: Smollett's reaction to noose makes no sense

The lone Black juror on the panel that convicted Jussie Smollett of lying to Chicago police about what authorities say was a staged hate crime says he cannot get past how the actor put a noose around his neck when officers were coming to interview him
5 months ago
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty for filing false police report in hoax attack
6 months ago

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

The actor lied about a racist attack in January 2019.
6 months ago
Jussie Smollett found guilty of filing false police report for hoax attack
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Jussie Smollett trial: Timeline of how this case ended up in court
6 months ago

Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of filing false police report

The actor allegedly lied about a racist attack in January 2019.
6 months ago
Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of filing false police report
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of lying about racist attack
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Jussie Smollett trial
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Actor Jussie Smollett’s defense rests its case
6 months ago

Defense rests after Jussie Smollett repeatedly denies 'hoax'

Jussie Smollett has repeatedly denied he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself for publicity, telling a prosecutor that “there was no hoax on my part” and that two brothers who testified against him are “liars.”
6 months ago
6 months ago

Jussie Smollett testifies at his trial: 'There was no hoax'

The actor may testify in his defense at his trial.
6 months ago
Smollett trial to resume with defense possibly calling him
6 months ago

EXPLAINER: Jussie Smollett's turn to testify. Will he?

After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself, the big question when the actor's trial resumes is whether he will tell his side of the story
6 months ago
6 months ago

EXPLAINER: Jussie Smollett's turn to testify. Will he?

The reasons why Smollett might testify begin with how bizarre the case is.
6 months ago
Jussie Smollett's turn to testify. Will he?
6 months ago

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Jussie Smollett is going on trial this week on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago
6 months ago
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
2 years ago

2 brothers change minds, will cooperate in Smollett case

Two brothers who threatened to stop cooperating with prosecutors in the case against actor Jussie Smollett have changed their mind
2 years ago
2 years ago

Illinois court rejects actor’s attempt to throw out charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has lost his bid to have the Illinois Supreme Court to throw out the new charges against him and to remove the special prosecutor that filed them
2 years ago
Illinois court rejects actor’s attempt to throw out charges
2 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.
2 years ago
Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to new charges
2 years ago

Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

The actor faces charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police.
2 years ago
Jussie Smollett to make 1st court appearance on new charges
2 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.
2 years ago
Former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett indicted again by grand jury in Chicago
2 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.
2 years ago
‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett indicted in Chicago
2 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.
2 years ago
Jussie Smollett facing new charges
2 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.
2 years ago
Jussie Smollett indicted in Chicago
2 years ago

Reports: Actor Jussie Smollett faces new charges

Actor Jussie Smollett faces new charges for reporting an attack that Chicago authorities contend was staged to garner publicity
2 years ago
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

Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceed

A federal judge has refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett
3 years ago
Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against Jussie Smollett
3 years ago

Judge finds no bias from Jussie Smollett special prosecutor

A Chicago judge says he's keeping a special prosecutor looking into why the state's attorney's office abruptly dismissed charges against actor Jussie Smollett, despite conflict-of-interest questions
3 years ago
3 years ago

Judge close to naming special prosecutor in Smollett case

An Illinois judge seems close to appointing a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself
3 years ago
3 years ago

Judge to rule on tossing suit against Smollett in October

Chicago is suing the actor for the costs of an investigation.
3 years ago
Status hearing set for civil lawsuit against Jussie Smollett
3 years ago

Smollett wants Chicago's lawsuit moved to federal court

Jussie Smollett wants the lawsuit that the city of Chicago filed against him moved from state court to federal court
3 years ago
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

Judge orders special prosecutor to examine Smollett probe

A judge has decided to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors do dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett
3 years ago
Judge orders special prosecutor to examine Smollett probe
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

Chicago releases 911 calls from Smollett incident in January

The city of Chicago has released two 911 calls made after "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack.
3 years ago
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