Jussie Smollett

Taye Diggs Wants to Work With Jussie Smollett Again: 'He's My Boy'

Taye Diggs is looking back on his recurring role with “Empire” and thinking fondly of star Jussie Smollett, despite the allegations against him. Smollett, who was accused back in February of staging a January 29th hate crime against himself, has faced extensive backlash following the controversy...
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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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Jussie Smollett Breaks Social Media Silence

( 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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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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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

Judge Won't Kick Decision In Smollett Case To Another Judge

A judge has rejected a request to have a judge outside Chicago consider whether to appoint a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case.
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