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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago

Smollett's Attorneys Argue City Lawsuit Should Be Tossed

Smollett's attorneys have filed a motion this week arguing that the actor should not have to pay the city of Chicago $130,000 for the police investigation into what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack in January, because he had no way of knowing how much time and money the department...
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In this March 14, 2019 file photo, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, stands before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins where he pled not guilty at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Judge To Rule On Tossing Suit Against Jussie Smollett In October

A hearing is set for the city of Chicago to recover costs from Smollett after police said his claims of a racist and anti-gay attack were phony and staged. The status hearing Tuesday, Aug. 20, is the first since the lawsuit was moved to federal court from state court in July.
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In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Smollett, who alleges he was the victim of a brutal racial and homophobic attack, is a former child star who grew up to become a champion of L

Jussie Smollett Gone From Fox' 'Empire,' As Jamal Lyon Lives On

Smollett is gone from "Empire" but his character will live on, at least in photos.
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Actor Jussie Smollett Wants Chicago's Lawsuit Moved To Federal Court

Jussie Smollett wants the lawsuit that the city of Chicago filed against him moved from state court to federal court.
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Police Release More Than 1,000 Files From Jussie Smollett Probe

On Monday, June 24, 2019, Chicago police released hundreds of files from the investigation into Smollett’s claim he was attacked by two men, including releasing video footage for the first time of the “Empire” actor wearing a thin white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a...
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Judge Orders Special Prosecutor To Examine Smollett Probe

A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors do dismiss all charges against Smollett.
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Bryshere Gray attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Another "Empire" Actor Arrested, But On Traffic Offense

Bryshere Gray, who plays a younger brother of Jussie Smollett's character on the Chicago-based Fox TV show, was pulled over Thursday because a temporary license plate didn't match the 2014 Rolls Royce he was driving.
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In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Smollett, who alleges he was the victim of a brutal racial and homophobic attack, is a former child star who grew up to become a champion of L

Chicago Releases 911 Calls From Smollett Incident In January

The city of Chicago has released two 911 calls made after "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack.
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Prosecutor Shifts Smollett Recusal Reasons, Releases Files

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.
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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago

Judge Orders File In Jussie Smollett Criminal Case Unsealed

A judge in Chicago ordered the file in Jussie Smollett's criminal case unsealed Thursday, saying the actor's actions did not appear to be those of someone seeking to maintain his privacy.
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