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Jussie Smollett Is Indicted for Filing False Hate Crime Reports

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Published on February 12, 2020 - Duration: 01:06s

Jussie Smollett Is Indicted for Filing False Hate Crime Reports

Jussie Smollett Is Indicted for Filing False Hate Crime Reports A Cook County grand jury indicted the former 'Empire' star on six charges of disorderly conduct.

In January of 2019, the actor made headlines after he claimed he was attacked by two men in Chicago.

Smollett claimed the men made racial and homophobic remarks and put a rope around his neck.

Chicago police initially investigated the case as a hate crime.

Police then asserted Smollett had paid two Nigerian nationals to stage the attack in an effort "promote his career." In March, Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct.

Weeks later, all charges were dropped.

The actor denies he fabricated the attack.

He has filed a countersuit against the city of Chicago.

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