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.