Chicago police released 1,000 files in the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax case that shows he Googled himself 57 times in the days after his staged hoax attack.
Chicago police released nearly 500 documents in the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax case that showed the biracial actor purchased drugs from two African brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo, whom he described as "black as sin."
The Nigerian-American brothers accused by actor Jussie Smollett of attacking him in January have filed a federal lawsuit against his legal team, including celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos.
Actor Jussie Smollett has been hit with a $130,000 lawsuit by the city of Chicago. The Empire star was given 7 days to come up with the cash to cover the city's costs for investigating his hate crime hoax.
Jussie Smollett's lawyer offered a new explanation as to why the actor ventured out into subfreezing temperatures the night he claims he was attacked by two racist Trump supporters.
President Trump has ordered a federal investigation after Cook County’s top prosecutor dropped all charges in actor Jussie Smollett's hate crime hoax case.
For nearly 2 months, news organizations reported that a $3,500 check made out to two Chicago brothers by Jussie Smollett was payment for a hoax hate crime attack. But now the brothers confirm the check was in fact for a training program.
Jussie Smollett is facing serious prison time after a Chicago grand jury returned a 16 count indictment against the disgraced actor for filing a false report of a hate crime and making other false statements to police.
Homophobic tweets apparently made by 2 Nigerian brothers may be used in Jussie Smollett's defense, according to The Blast. The old tweets were uncovered on a Twitter account used by Abel and Ola Osundairo. Smollett's defense team tells The Blast the statements show the brothers had anti-homosexual sentiments.
Actor Jussie Smollett may have got the idea for his hoax homophobic attack from an emotional Instagram post by Lee Daniels. The Empire director wrote a heartfelt Instagram post on Jan. 10, after his cousin was assaulted because of his homosexuality.
Jussie Smollett will soon be a free man. A Cook County (Chicago) judge set the actor's bond at $100,000 at a bond hearing on Thursday. The Empire star was arrested early Thursday and charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony in Illinois.
Jussie Smollett has been arrested after just a few hours on the run. Chicago Police tweeted early Thursday that the Empire actor was taken into custody without incident.
Two brothers who say Jussie Smollett hired them to stage a hoax attack are seen purchasing a red hat in new video obtained by CBS News. Abel Osundairo, 27, and Ola Osundairo, 25, told Chicago police they were hired by the Empire actor to fake a racial, homophobic attack by Trump supporters.
Chicago's top attorney Kim Foxx has recused herself from the investigation into her friend, actor Jussie Smollett, star of Fox TV's music Empire. Foxx's spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said Foxx recused herself "out of an abundance of caution" to avoid "questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case."
Chicago police spoke with a neighbor who says he saw Jussie Smollett in an elevator with the 2 Nigerian brothers who allegedly conspired with the Empire star to fake a homophobic attack.
Cardi B says Jussie Smollett "f-cked up" Black History Month for her and many Black Americans. The disappointed rapper reacted to reports that the Empire actor faked his own homophobic attack in Chicago late last month.
ABC anchorwoman Robin Roberts dismissed speculation that she was too soft on actor Jussie Smollett, who stands accused of faking his racist, homophobic attack last month in Chicago.
Smollett, 36, sat down with Roberts for his first interview after he claimed he was attacked by 2 Trump supporters on Jan. 29. The interview aired on GMA on Thursday.
A grand jury may be convened to hear evidence in a felony case against actor Jussie Smollett. TMZ reports that a grand jury may hear a case against the Empire star for filing a false police report.
The actor's hate crime case took a strange turn last week when police released two suspects and said Smollett was no longer considered a victim.
Actor Jussie Smollett is "angered and devastated" by reports that he paid 2 friends to stage his racist, homophobic attack in Chicago on Jan. 29.
Chicago police are "eager" to speak with Empire actor Jussie Smollett after 2 Nigerian brothers confirm they purchased rope from a hardware store and the actor paid them to stage the hate crime attack.
Police released Abel Osundairo, 25, and his brother Ola Osundairo without charges late Friday after 2 days of interrogation.
The cast of Empire is filming a big funeral scene for a major character who dies on the final season of the FOX TV musical. According to Twitter users, film crews were spotted inside the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue in Chicago on Friday.
2 brothers from Nigeria will be charged in the alleged hate crime against actor and singer Jussie Smollett, 36.
The Empire star claims he was attacked by 2 Trump supporters with a rope and bleach. The men shouted racial and homophobic slurs as he left a Subway restaurant around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29.