Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett
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June 21, 2019 - 10:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett. On Friday, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin suggested Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx mishandled the case by appointing a top...
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June 11, 2019 - 11:52 am
( 1010 WINS ) -- Embattled "Empire" star Jussie Smollett broke a social media blackout with a post on Instragram about the Tony Awards Sunday. His post was his first since Jan. 28, the day before he claimed to have been victim to what turned out to be a hoax. ---- @octarell_again ---- So much #...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, in Chicago. Chicago's top prosecutor has released 2,000 documents in the Jussie Smollett's case and explained she recused herself from an investigation into his claim he'd been the target of a racist, anti-gay attack solely because of false rumors she was related to the "Empire" actor. The Friday, May 31, 2019 statement from Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx came two months after her office's suddenly dropped all charges against Smollett that accused him of staging the attack on himself. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
June 01, 2019 - 5:20 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor again shifted her explanation for why she recused herself from an investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim that he'd been the target of a hate crime, saying she stepped aside because of false rumors she was related to the "Empire" actor. Cook County State's...
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May 14, 2019 - 8:30 am
After announcing that “Empire” would be renewed for a 6thseason without Jussie Smollett, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier has just revealed that the upcoming 6th season will be the last for the show. “We’re turning the final season of ‘Empire’ into a large television event,” Collier revealed...
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Gloria Schmidt, a lawyer for Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo, who said they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself, speaks during a news conference Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Chicago. The brothers are suing the "Empire" actor's attorneys for defamation. The federal lawsuit names Mark Geragos and his law firm as defendants and that they continued to say publicly that the brothers "led a criminally homophobic, racist and violent attack against Mr. Smollett," even though they knew it wasn't true. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
April 23, 2019 - 4:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Text messages show Fox, the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett told her top deputy that Smollett was a "washed up celeb" who was overcharged. The office of Cook County State's Attorney released thousands of documents from the investigation late Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in response to media requests. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
April 17, 2019 - 5:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor injected herself into the criminal case accusing Jussie Smollett of staging a racist, anti-gay attack in January despite having recused herself, telling a deputy in a text message weeks before charges were suddenly dropped that she believed the office had...
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April 12, 2019 - 7:45 am
(WBBM) -- The city of Chicago has now formally filed a lawsuit against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett in hopes of recovering $130,000 in costs police say they incurred investigating what they call a hate-crime hoax. The city recently sent Smollett a bill connected to its investigation of his claim...
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