Jussie Smollett Update: All Charges Dropped Against 'Empire' Actor

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All Charges Have Been Dropped Against Jussie Smollett

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Jussie Smollett Update

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

It’s been a crazy couple of months for “Empire” star Jussie Smollett.

After he told cops he was the victim of a hate crime in Chicago, days later the Chicago Police Department accused him of staging the attack for publicity.

Then it was reported that he could be sentenced for many years for falsifying a police report.

Well it looks like Jussie won’t be serving any time at all.

According to his lawyers and multiple reports, all charges have been dropped.

Click next for the details. 

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13 Comments

  1. Queen

    March 26, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    This has been such a wild story. I’m just glad it’s over.

  2. Lay Lay

    March 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    I knew this would be the outcome after the investigation started on the CPD. The way they handled the situation was messy, personal and vindictive. They were too relentless.

  3. Ms. Jackson

    March 26, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Lmao! I’m over here tickled. I ain’t even mad. I don’t know if he’s innocent or not because so many lies were put out. But the CPD ain’t never been sh-t. They let R Kelly get away with raping little black girls for years but went hard at Jussie for possibly lying about an attack. F-ck out of here. I’m glad Jussie got off.

  4. Anonymous

    March 26, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    What in the world?

  5. Realness

    March 26, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    The CPD got way too cocky. I’m sure Jussie’s lawyers used the fact that the CPD refused to indict those two brothers as their defense. Add the fact that the CPD is under investigation for corruption and they stayed trying to make an example out of Jussie and this is result you get.

  6. Anonymous

    March 26, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Looks like they didn’t have enough proof if charges were dropped. Maybe the chief shouldn’t have done so much grandstanding.

  7. anon anon

    March 26, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    I read somewhere the police couldn’t even prove who was actually in those skimasks. The whole case fell apart.

  8. Troll

    March 26, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    I’m not mad at all.

  9. Lisa

    March 26, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    They never had any proof. Public opinion ain’t proof.

  10. Pat

    March 26, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    It’s crazy to see so many black people on Twitter siding with the CPD like the CPD ain’t always been on some corrupt sh-t. CPD out here killing innocent black people and covering it up, but today black folks believe the CPD? Really? And don’t get me started on them regurgitating the sh-t Trump supporters have been spewing. This case has opened my eyes on a lot.

  11. Tee

    March 26, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I feel like he did something wrong. If he was innocent like he said he is then he would not have his case sealed , he would not have to do community service and his 10,000 bond would go back to him. And I am not siding with the CPD. What’s wrong is wrong and he did something wrong….

    • AR

      March 27, 2019 at 6:07 am

      I agree. Although the CPD was trying the case on camera, I believe Smollett was not being truthful. He may have gotten off on these charges, but, I believe he will pay a price through his career. If he was fighting for a pay raise on Empire (the purpose of his plot) and, if what they say is true, may be believable to the Fox network. I wouldn’t be surprised if the producers of Empire are rewriting the finale for this season, and, Smollett end up in the casket.

  12. Anonymous

    March 27, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Cops messed up by letting internet sleuths aka Trump supporters influence their investigation. If you’re getting your “evidence” from Twitter, this was bound to happen. Anyway, Chicago police have gotten away with much worse than what Jussie did. So I’m not about to sit on here and be mad for the CPD.

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