Jussie Smollett

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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'Empire' Will End After Season 6, 'No Plans' for Jussie Smollett's Return

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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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Jussie Smollett, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and Lee Daniels attend the 2017 Fox Programming Presentation party at the Wollman Rink in Central Park on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Fox/PictureGroup)

'Empire' To Get 1 More Season On Fox Amid Schedule Shake-Up

The Fox network says "Empire" will be back next year for one last season.
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Jussie Smollett, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and Lee Daniels attend the 2017 Fox Programming Presentation party at the Wollman Rink in Central Park on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Fox/PictureGroup)

Jussie Smollett Will Not Return To 'Empire' For Next Season

Fox says Smollett will not return to the show in the wake of allegations by Chicago officials the actor lied about a racially motivated attack...
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Brothers Sue Jussie Smollett's Lawyers, Claiming Defamation

Two brothers who said they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself are suing the "Empire" actor's attorneys including Geragos, for defamation.
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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

Texts: Chicago Prosecutor Called Smollett 'Washed Up Celeb'

Chicago's top prosecutor injected herself into the criminal case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett after saying she had recused herself, texting her deputy that Smollett was a "washed up celeb" who had been overcharged.
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In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. Chicago police have opened a hate crime investigation after a man the departmen

Man Who Says He Helped Actor Stage Attack Wins Boxing Title

One of two brothers who say Jussie Smollett paid them to help him stage a racist, anti-gay attack against himself has won an amateur boxing title in Chicago.
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City of Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett For Investigative Costs

Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, anti-gay attack that authorities say was orchestrated by the "Empire" actor as a publicity stunt.
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'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his hearing on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Chicago To Sue Jussie Smollett For Costs of Investigation

A deadline is looming for Smollett to pay over $130,000 to Chicago to cover part of the costs of an investigation into his report of a racist, anti-gay attack or risk getting slapped with a civil lawsuit.
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City Leaders: Smollett Owes Chicago $130K For Investigation

City officials have ordered Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of a street attack that Chicago police say was staged to promote his career.
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