"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett appeared in Chicago criminal court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied to police about being the victim of a racial and homophobic hate crime in January.
A Cook County grand jury has charged actor Jussie Smollett in a 16-count indictment that alleges he concocted a racist and homophobic attack on himself.
Two brothers who told police that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself in Chicago say they regret their involvement in the incident.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday to address the investigation of Jussie Smollett. "There’s a lot more evidence that hasn’t been presented yet and does not support the version he gave," he said.
Victims and advocates fear the backlash against actor Jussie Smollett's alleged hoax could make it harder to report and investigate future hate crimes.
No matter what the legal outcome, the Jussie Smollett story proves that we need to put the breaks on our culture of reactive outrage
Now at the center of an apparent hate crime hoax, Jussie Smollett was introduced to Hollywood as part of the talented Smollett family in the ABC sitcom "On Our Own." Those who worked with the future "Empire" star described him as "a loving caring kid."
For the hundreds who supported Smollett at the Troubadour after his alleged attack, reports that he faked the whole thing are a blow.
Jussie Smollett’s “Empire” character, Jamal Lyon, has been written off this season's last two episodes of the Fox musical drama in the wake of his legal woes.
Here's how the saga of “Empire” star Jussie Smollett developed, beginning on Jan. 29 when the actor filed a police report alleging he was attacked up to the latest turns of events.
The shocking turnabout could be the downfall of a well-liked TV star and risks damaging a valuable asset that Fox expected to have on its prime-time schedule for at least another two years.
Actor Jussie Smollett was released from Cook County jail in Chicago after posting bond on Thursday and returned to the set of "Empire," the Fox musical drama he has starred on since 2015.
Chicago police announced Wednesday that Jussie Smollett has been charged with a felony for disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report.
State’s attorney recuses herself from Jussie Smollett investigation as prosecutors question former suspects
In another puzzling twist in the investigation of a reported attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, the Cook County state’s attorney recused herself from the case Tuesday as prosecutors in her office began questioning two brothers who had been possible suspects.
The two men who had been arrested in connection with the possible hate crime against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have been released without charges.
Chicago Police says that it has no evidence to support local reports that the attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was staged.
In his first interview since the incident, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett details the attack he reported in Chicago last month in a talk with Robin Roberts.
“I’m not fully healed yet, but I’m going to," he said, in his first public performance since a brutal assault. "I’m gonna stand strong with y'all. I had to be here tonight."
“Empire” star Jussie Smollett addressed his fans and supporters for the first time on Friday, letting the “beautiful people” know he’s “OK" and defended his story.
Chicago police have expanded their search in the investigation of a racially charged and homophobic attack of “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. Production on the Fox show has also been temporarily suspended because of inclement weather.
The Chicago police investigation into the attack against Jussie Smollett has yielded surveillance camera images that captured people who were in the area of the alleged hate crime.
Actor-singer Jussie Smollett is still scheduled to perform at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday despite being assaulted early Tuesday morning in Chicago.
"Empire” star Jussie Smollett was assaulted and hospitalized early Tuesday morning in Chicago in what police suspect was a racially motivated and homophobic attack.