Police Charge 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett With Filing A False Report
The 36 year old actor looks like he could be potentially facing time behind bars.
Just Jared reported that the NAACP Award winner has officially been charged by Chicago detectives for filing a false police report.
The information was confirmed by Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi that Jussie is facing a class 4 felony for disorderly conduct relating to his alleged January attack.
Felony criminal charges have been approved by @CookCountySAO against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report. Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest. pic.twitter.com/LvBSYE2kVj
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 21, 2019
Jussie had previously claimed that he was set upon by two random assailants and was the victim of a vicious hate crime relating to his race and sexuality.
Two men were subsequently questioned and released by police without charge.
Media and stars alike have been very vocal in their opinions of the case, with Cardi B letting out her frustations with Jussie via her Instagram stories.
“I’m really disappointed in Jussie Smollett, whatever the f*ck his name is,” Cardi B told 40 million of her followers. “I’m really disappointed in him. I feel like he f*cked up Black History Month."
“You gave f*ckin Donald Trump immunity to f*ckin laugh and make a motherf*cker look bad.”
Eeeep let's hope this is all resolved soon.