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Jussie Smollett has been indicted again

This time by a special prosecutor. According to reports published Wednesday, Smollett has been indicted by a SP in connection to his fraudulent claim that he was attacked in a hate crime that later turned out to be staged. Former actor Jussie Smollett is pictured The Daily News has learned like others that Smollett has been hit with 6 new charges (mostly of the disorderly conduct type) in relation to his hoax. The special prosecutor Dan Webb was appointed following reports that the previous prosecutor Kim Foxx may have been a little corrupt. He is reportedly due in court on 24 February.
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Jussie Smollett may have gotten hoax idea from his boss: REPORTS

New reported details in the case against Jussie Smollett. While we'd like to acknowledge that we do not disbelieve or believe Smollett, the case, still appears murky. According to the New York Post,   Smollett allegedly got his idea for the hoax from none other than Lee Daniels himself. The Post claims through TMZ that Daniels' 10 Jan post about his cousin being assaulted for being gay, indeed, may have been the firecracker Smollett needed to "jibe better with his boss". It's also worth noting that it appears that Chicago police, may in some way, have lied about Smollett 's doings. TMZ now reports that Smollett did NOT pay the two Nigerian brothers upwards of $3,500 to have the attack staged.   Reports confirmed that Smollett paid that amount of money for a 5-week nutritional and fitnes...
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Report: Jussie Smollett declines to meet with police

  Despite dozens of reports indicating that Empire actor Jussie Smollett would meet with police today, it appears that such isn't actually happening. According to our American sister site Popglitz.com,  Smollett's attorneys confirmed that he would not be making the meeting after all. The meeting was widely expected after numerous reports (and apparent testimony from his two buddies) appeared to indicate that he paid upwards of $3,500 for the attack to happen. Smollett's attorneys have viciously denied the allegations, and now, his case is headed to a grand jury for probable prosecution. “There are no plans for Jussie Smollett to meet with Chicago police today. Any news reports suggesting otherwise are inaccurate,” an e-mailed statement from public relations consultant Anne Kavanagh...
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Report: Jussie Smollett “devastated” that fans think he staged bogus attack

It has been a week of very serious allegations for Empire actor Jussie Smollett. As we've been reporting all week, Smollett, now stands accused of orchestrating that bogus attack in Chicago -- by paying two of his Nigerian buddies. While many now believe that the attack is/was fake, Smollett, apparently hasn't copped to it among his friends and family. Prison cell bars - Credit SandraRose.com According to Sandra Rose, Smollett is "devastated" that people would actually think he would make something up. But, what Smollett doesn't realize, is that police didn't think such until they actually interviewed the two men. Fox32 Chicago reports that police did find a receipt for a rope from an Ace Hardware in Chicago (inside the brothers' home). Police sources told the website that t...
2 men “questioned” in Jussie Smollett case released
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2 men “questioned” in Jussie Smollett case released

Without charges guys. The Chicago Police Department confirmed on Saturday that the two Nigerian men who were initially arrested on suspicion of assaulting Smollett -- have been freed without charge. The police department now says that they've got new evidence to investigate, however, won't say exactly what said evidence is. We'll update this page when we have more information as to what the new evidence is. Smollett 's rep declined to comment.
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Cops still looking for footage of Jussie Smollett attack

CHICAGO -- Chicago police are still searching for footage of Jussie Smollet 's reported attack, that, has been declared a hate crime. Smollett remains hospitalized and in good condition, however, his castmates on Fox's hit Empire have received heightened security -- amid concerned threats towards their safety. If you or anyone you know has footage of the attack, or, potential information that can bring the reported terrorists to justice please call the Chicago police department immediately.
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