'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged Hate Crime HoaxSmollett pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct Thursday in Chicago.
Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts, Facing Decades In Prison For Alleged False ReportJussie Smollett is now facing deeper legal troubles after a grand jury returned 16 felony counts against the actor for falsely reporting a hate crime attack against him in January.
R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To 10 Counts Of Sexual AbuseKelly, 52, spent the weekend in Cook County Jail after he was unable to pay 10 percent of his $1 million bail.
'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Accused Of Staging Attack In 'Publicity Stunt' Over Salary“Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career," Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said in a news conference Thursday morning.
CBS Chicago: Jussie Smollett Accused Of Creating Racist Letter Blamed For Alleged Staged Attack, Sources SayThe two brothers involved in the Jussie Smollett attack told police that Smollett was behind creating a racist letter that was sent to the set of his show “Empire,” sources confirmed to CBS Chicago.
CBS Chicago: Jussie Smollett Allegedly Staged Hate Crime After A Threatening Letter Didn't Get 'Bigger Reaction'“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, upset after a racist letter was allegedly sent to the show’s studio didn’t get a “bigger reaction,” is suspected of paying two men to attack him a week later
Detectives Seeking Follow-Up Interview With Jussie Smollett After Releasing Two BrothersPolice said they have reached out to Smollett’s attorney to request a follow-up interview, after detectives questioned two brothers last week. The two men went from persons of interest to potential suspects to being released without charges
CBS Chicago: Jussie Smollett Accused Of Staging Hate Crime, Paying And Rehearsing With Alleged AttackersJussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage an attack against him, directed them to buy items used in the alleged assault and actually rehearsed it with them, sources told CBS Chicago.
CBS Chicago: Brothers Released From Jail Bought Rope Used In Jussie Smollett Attack, Sources SaySources tell CBS Chicago at least one of the brothers bought the rope used in the incident at Smollett’s request.
Jussie Smollett Attack: Actor Hands Over Phone Records As Police Reportedly Consider False Report ChargesSince the Jan. 29 incident, Chicago police have not been able to identify any legitimate suspects in the case or find any surveillance video capturing the attack on film.
One Woman’s Selfless Act Spurs Group To Rent 60 Hotel Rooms To Keep Homeless People Off Chicago Streets During Historic ColdVolunteers dug deep into their pockets and picked up the tab for 60 hotel rooms for homeless men and women during the cold snap.
'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Assaulted In Chicago, Police Investigate As Possible Hate CrimeThe Chicago Police Department received a report of a possible racially-charged assault and battery against an "Empire" cast member. Sources told CBS Chicago the cast member is Jussie Smollett.