Jussie Smollett Indicted By Special Prosecutor In Connection To Alleged Hate Crime Hoax!

Posted 2020/02/11 0

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Jussie Smollett’s legal woes are far from over!

According to reports, the disgraced Empire star was indicted on Tuesday in Chicago by a special prosecutor in connection to his alleged hate crime hoax a year ago.

The exact details are still unclear at this point, but The Hollywood Reporter reports that the actor was indicted by special prosecutor Dan Webb, a former US Attorney who was appointed by a Chicago judge in August 2019 to investigate the curious case.

Related: ‘Empire’ Execs Discussing Plans To Bring Jussie Back For The Final Season!

Lest we forget, Jussie found himself in a nationwide controversy last year after he told police he was jumped by two men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him. After a thorough investigation, officials concluded the attack was staged, and claimed the 37-year-old set the whole thing up for publicity. 

Smollett was charged with 16 felony counts, but those charges were later dropped by the Cook County prosecutors’ office in a deal with the actor’s legal team, much to the dismay of police and then-Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Smollett and his legal team have maintained he was attacked. With this new indictment, he’s due back in court on February 24.

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