Police Arrest 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett
'Empire' star, Jussie Smollett has been arrested for filing a false police report.
Jussie claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs.
The 36-year-old openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama, 'Empire', was taken into custody on Thursday, February 21st.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved felony criminal charges against Smollett for disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.
Jussie Smollett told Chicago police in America that on January 29, that two men used racial and homophobic slurs at him, punched him, poured a chemical substance over him and put a rope around his neck.
The police spokesperson, Anthony Guglielmi confirmed his arrest.
“Press Briefing: Jussie Smollett is under arrest and in custody of detectives.
''At 9 am at #ChicagoPolice Headquarters, Supt Eddie Johnson, Commander of Area Central Detectives Edward Wodnicki will brief reporters on the investigation prior to the defendant’s appearance in court” Guglielmi confirmed.
Press Briefing: Jussie Smollet is under arrest and in custody of detectives. At 9am at #ChicagoPolice Headquarters, Supt Eddie Johnson, Commander of Area Central Detectives Edward Wodnicki will brief reporters on the investigation prior to the defendants appearance in court. pic.twitter.com/9PSv8Ojec2— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 21, 2019
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