‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Charged With Felony Disorderly Conduct


Police continue to investigate the reported attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who told authorities he was assaulted before day on January 29 by a pair of men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him.


Update 7:44 p.m. EST Feb. 20: The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report on Jan.29.


The bond hearing has been set for 1:30pm Thursday according to WLS-TV.


Update 5:30 p.m. EST Feb. 20:  “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now considered a suspect and detectives are presenting case to grand jury according to the Chief Communications Officer for Chicago Police Department.


Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted the news on Wednesday after Smollett’s attorneys met with prosecutors and detectives.

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