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Jussie Smollett, frustrated by what he saw as a muted reaction to a death threat he had received in the mail, enlisted a friend in 2019 to stage a fake attack that would grab public attention, the friend testified Wednesday at the actor's trial.
Julia Jacobs and Mark Guarino, New York Times
Comedian Chris Rock ripped into Jussie Smollett with a series of jokes Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, where the actor was nominated for his role on the Fox series "Empire."
By Eric Levenson, CNN
Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement that Smollett's record "has been wiped clean." Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men.
Earlier this month, Smollett claimed he was attacked by two men in an apparent hate crime. Allegations recently surfaced that Smollett staged the attack.
Chicago PD says the 'Empire' actor is currently in "custody of detectives" after he turned himself in. Last month, Smollett filed a police report stating that he was attacked by two men in what appeared to be a hate crime.
Jussie Smollett paid two brothers $3,500 to stage an attack on him last month, taking "advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career," Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson alleged Thursday.
By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Amanda Watts and Brad Parks, CNN
Charges have been filed against "Empire" stare Jussie Smollett after allegedly filing a false police report about his attack.
There are mounting questions about the Jussie Smollett attack and whether he played an active role in the assault he said happened in late January.