Actor Jussie Smollett was indicted on Tuesday in Chicago, according to reports. The indictment, brought by special prosecutor Dan Webb, stems from the alleged January 2019 hoax attack against the former star of the Fox TV series “Empire.”
Smollett has been accused of hiring two brothers to stage an attack on himself that included tales of a noose and bigots screaming racist, homophobic slurs. Cops in Chicago, where Smollett lives and alleged the attack occurred, have said the actor made up the whole thing. He’s denied the allegations.
Smollett is due in court Feb. 24
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