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# jussie smollett

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US actor Jussie Smollett released from jail during appeal
Smollett’s lawyers said he was the target of a racist justice system and people playing politics.
Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for staging hate crime
Smollett was also ordered to pay $120,106 in restitution to the city of Chicago.
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US actor Jussie Smollett found guilty over staged racist hate crime
Smollett was found guilty of five counts of disorderly conduct for falsely telling police he was the victim of a hate crime in 2019.
Evidence that Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged fake attack is overwhelming, court told
The former Empire star is accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself in Chicago for publicity.
US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence
Smollett is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.
Man tells court actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and brother to fake attack
Abimbola Osundairo said the actor asked him and his brother ‘to fake beat him up’.
Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax
A former detective told a court he initially viewed Smollett as the victim of a homophobic and racist attack.
Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of fabricating hate crime against himself, begins in Chicago
He was accused in 2019 of orchestrating a hoax racist attack to gain publicity and secure a bigger paycheck.
Actor Jussie Smollett faces six new charges over claim he was victim of hate crime
Smollett was previously charged with lying to police but they were subsequently dropped.
Actor Jussie Smollett suing city of Chicago for 'malicious prosecution'
The Empire actor says the city should not seek payment from him to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack.
Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released
The judged ordered that the file be unsealed but it has not yet been released.
Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?
Jussie Smollett achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime.
Chicago police chief and mayor hit out as actor Jussie Smollett cleared of all criminal charges
Smollett’s lawyers released a statement today confirming the charges had been dropped.
US actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police over attack
Police say Smollett staged the attack in a bid to gain publicity and a more pay.
Jussie Smollett charged with 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to police
In a statement to the media, Smollett’s attorney Mark Geragos criticised the charges as “prosecutorial overkill”.
Empire producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes following his arrest
The show’s producers said they are placing their trust in the legal system.
Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage attack because of 'dissatisfaction with his salary'
Police said today that the Empire actor also sent himself racist and homophobic hate mail.
Jussie Smollett named as suspect in criminal investigation for filing a false police report
Detectives were this evening presenting evidence before a Grand Jury in Chicago, a police spokesperson said.
Jussie Smollett's lawyers deny claims that he plotted an attack on himself, so what do we know so far?
Smollett was hospitalised last month and said he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.
Everything you need to know if you're completely baffled by what's going on with Jussie Smollett
How long until somebody makes a podcast about this?