• News
  • Life&Culture

Empire star Jussie Smollett indicted over assault claim

Empire star Jussie Smollett indicted over assault claim

IL attorney Rod Drobinski reviewed the indictment and told Fox News the grand jury hit Smollett with a separate count for every different crime he alleged had been perpetrated against him (eight in all) - to each of the officers he spoke with (two).

On Friday, the case went in front of a grand jury in Chicago and they added 15 additional counts to the one charge he was already facing.

Jussie Smollett now faces 16 counts of felony disorderly conduct which carry a maximum prison sentence of 48 years.

Smollett has been charged with 16 counts of felony disorderly conduct in connection with falsely filing a police report.

Smollett, who was released on bail from jail the day after he was charged on February 20, is scheduled to appear in court next week. That America was a disgustingly racist country, that blacks would never get a fair shake of the stick and Orange Man Bad given those MAGA hats. The US does have a method of upping the seriousness of a crime and the punishment for it - a "hate crime".

Smollett has consistently denied any involvement in orchestrating the attack against himself.

European Union urges 'maximum restraint' from India, Pakistan after air strike
Secondary reports citing unnamed official Indian sources have noted that targets outside of the camp at Balakot were targeted too. On the intervening night of 25 and 26 February, the Indian Air Force carried out air strikes across the LoC at around 3:30 am.

The move came a day after the 36-year-old was charged with lying to Chicago police about the allegedly staged incident, in which he said two masked men beat him and slung a noose around his neck while yelling racist and homophobic abuse. Jussie Smollett's next court appearance will be on March 14, 2019.

The specific charges against Smollett in the 16-count indictment were not immediately clear, but a local CBS affiliate said it alleges the actor knew "there was no reasonable ground for believing that such offenses had been committed".

Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Mr Smollett told at least one of the brothers that he was "dissatisfied" with his salary on the show.

The 30-page indictment reveals eight felony counts for his initial story to Chicago Police and eight more counts for the story he subsequently told a detective.

He's likely to arrange a plea deal, ABC7 reported. Johnson told reporters that police suspect that Smollett sent to Chicago studio where "Empire" is shot a letter threatening the actor.

Since Smollett's arrest, the producers of "Empire" announced that the actor's character would be removed from the season's final two episodes.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

Google Duplex is Now Live in 43 States

CNBC recently tried Duplex to book a table at a restaurant in New Jersey and it worked perfectly. It should start rolling out over the next few days to users in the United States.

SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown

Despite the distractions, Friday's landing appeared to be another triumph for SpaceX, and validation of years of work. The crewless mission , called Demo-1, was SpaceX's chance to show it can build a spaceship that can carry people.

‘All Black People Don’t Look Alike’

Watters mistook King for another black woman anchor, Robin Roberts , anchor of ABC's Good Morning America . If I'm too light on him, it's like because you're in the community you are giving him a pass.

Twitter reacts to Forbes calling Kylie a 'self-made' billionaire

He continued: "When you say 'self made, ' her sister had sex with somebody, the tape got leaked, and the whole family cashed in". Reid tried to defend Jenner but Piers went on to insist the 21-year-old reality star isn't "even that good looking".

Trump Pushes for China Deal to Fuel Market Rally

Americans are importing far more from overseas than they are exporting-imports grew 7.5% while exports increased only 6.3%. The data shows that Trump's America First policies to close the trade gap haven't had their desired effect.

Ajax shares dramatic hype video ahead of Real Madrid match

Ajax's Noussair Mazraoui competes for the ball with Real Madrid's Gareth Bale . Barnett said: "Gareth deserves the greatest of respect".

Watch the Game of Thrones season 8 trailer

If only there were some way of showing us what might happen and giving us a taste for what is going to go on. That's complicated because I find the best battle sequences are when you have a strong point of view.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un begin talks with one-on-one meeting

Trump critics said he squandered critical USA leverage before the North had taken any concrete steps toward denuclearization. After holding a working lunch, Kim and Trump plan to sign a joint statement around 2 p.m., according to the White House.

Trump attorney Michael Cohen testifies before Senate in closed-door session

The White House has been bracing for Cohen's congressional testimony and has characterized him as a loser and a liar. Cohen also intends to reveal information about Trump's financial statements, an anonymous source told the network.

Oscars 2019: Regina King wins best supporting actress for 'Beale Street'

But one family member in Cincinnati is certain about who will win " Best Supporting Actress ". Chris Evans escorting Oscar-winner Regina King onto the stage so she doesn't trip.