Jussie Smollett

Actor gets charges dropped but may still have to pay the price

Chicago, IL. (ABC News) — The Chicago City Government now wants the Empire actor, Jussie Smollett, to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of an attack on him,  that police say was staged to promote his career.  The City  now asking for 130- thousand dollars. ABC’s Maggie Rullie has the latest. Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features, Entertainment…

Jussie Smollett taken into custody by Chicago police

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago for allegedly filing a false report of a crime, police said. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi announced via Twitter early Thursday morning that Smollett “is under arrest and in custody of detectives.” Authorities will hold a press briefing at 9 a.m. Central Time, according to Guglielmi. The actor allegedly told…

Brothers tell police ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett paid them to orchestrate and stage attack: Source

(ABC News)- The two brothers who were interrogated by police investigating the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago told authorities that the “Empire” actor allegedly paid them to help him orchestrate and stage the crime, sources told ABC News Sunday. Detectives are trying to corroborate the account of Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, but thus far police have not independently verified the allegations, a law enforcement…