The ex-‘Empire’ actor was found guilty of five out of six charges.
The entirety of Jussie Smollett’s trial for allegedly faking his own attack was punctuated by weirdness. Closing arguments were no different.
Jussie Smollett’s defense has tried to paint the brothers he’s accused of hiring to attack him as untrustworthy and having a personal vendetta.
Attorneys for Smollett accused the judge of “lunging” and “snarling” at them during the proceedings and asked for a mistrial.
The actor alleged he was attacked by two masked men in MAGA hats who used racist and homophobic slurs, beat him up, splashed bleach on him, and placed a noose around his neck.
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The prosecutor has the power to bring new charges against the “Empire” actor accused of faking his own hate crime.
The Chicago police released the body camera footage late Monday.
The Chicago Police Department released nearly 500 pages related to the Smollett case on Thursday.
“These are not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy or simply be let alone,” a judge said in the decision to unseal Smollett's case.
Chicago officials said Smollett owes the city $130,106.15 incurred in overtime costs during the police investigation into the actor’s claims.
The city is seeking $130,000 from the "Empire" actor for an investigation into his alleged hate crime.