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Jussie Smollett: American actor
Jussie Smollett is an American actor and singer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 acting in films including The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner's North (1994). In 2015, Smollett portrayed musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire, a role that was hailed as groundbreaking for its positive depiction of a black gay man on television. Smollett has also appeared in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Alien: Covenant (2017) as Ricks and in Marshall (2017) as Langston Hughes.

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Jussie Smollett vows to 'fight or die' for his innocence [Video]

Jussie Smollett vows to 'fight or die' for his innocence

Jussie Smollett has insisted he's willing to "fight or die" to prove his innocence in the alleged hoax attack drama.

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Jussie Smollett seeking dismissal of disorderly conduct charges [Video]

Jussie Smollett seeking dismissal of disorderly conduct charges

Former Empire star Jussie Smollett is demanding the dismissal of felony charges accusing him of staging a hate crime.

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Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges [Video]

Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is accused of..

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Smollett Due In Court [Video]

Smollett Due In Court

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was due in court on Monday for arraignment on renewed felony charges. He's being charged with making false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a..

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Trending: Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade proud to support daughter identifying as transgender, Jussie Smollett faces new charge [Video]

Trending: Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade proud to support daughter identifying as transgender, Jussie Smollett faces new charge

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Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman, Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago & More | THR News [Video]

Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman, Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago & More | THR News

Rick Moranis is returning for the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' reboot, Rose McGowan is slamming Natalie Portman's Oscars ensemble statement and Jussie Smollett has been indicted in Chicago. These are the..

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Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago for Alleged Hate Crime Hoax | THR News [Video]

Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago for Alleged Hate Crime Hoax | THR News

Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday in Chicago by a special prosecutor relating to an alleged hate crime hoax a year ago, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Jussie Smollett is indicted for filing false hate crime reports [Video]

Jussie Smollett is indicted for filing false hate crime reports

A Cook County grand jury indicted the former 'Empire' star on six charges of disorderly conduct.

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Actor Jussie Smollett Charges For Allegedly Faking Hate Crime [Video]

Actor Jussie Smollett Charges For Allegedly Faking Hate Crime

Jussie Smollett was charged for a six-count felony indictment accusing him of stagina phony hate crime The charges came after similar charges were abruptly dismissed by local prosecutors. Smollet’s..

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How Chicago prosecutors say Jussie Smollett staged his attack [Video]

How Chicago prosecutors say Jussie Smollett staged his attack

A year after claiming he was the victim of a hate crime, Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a grand jury on six counts for filing false reports.

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Actor Smollett indicted again for staging hate crime [Video]

Actor Smollett indicted again for staging hate crime

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment with staging a phony hate crime, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly dismissed by local..

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Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax [Video]

Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count indictment. He's accused of falsely claiming to Chicago police that he had been the victim of a hate crime. The..

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Chicago’s Kim Foxx, Criticized Over the Jussie Smollett Case, Wins Primary

The city’s chief prosecutor is one of several district attorneys who have pledged to take a different approach to criminal justice.
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Harvey Weinstein accusers react to guilty verdict; Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges; US opera union probe finds Placido Domingo abused power. (Feb. 25)  
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Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago. His attorneys are also..
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Actor Smollett pleads not guilty to new Chicago hoax charges; seeks stay, dismissal

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is..
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Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges in Chicago, is released on bond

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is accused of..
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Jussie Smollett back in court on new charges

Actor Jussie Smollett is back in court Monday on a new set of charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack last year. (Feb. 24)  
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Jussie Smollett appears in court, faces new charges of lying to Chicago police

Jussie Smollett is expected to appear in criminal court in Chicago Monday on new charges related to a 2019 staged hate crime attack.
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Actor Jussie Smollett due for arraignment in Chicago on hoax charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was due in court on Monday for arraignment on renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime he is..
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ShowBiz Minute: Smollett, Armani, US Box Office

Jussie Smollett to make 1st court appearance on new charges; Armani holds runway show in empty theater due to coronavirus; U.S. box office goes "Sonic" again but hears "Call of the Wild." (Feb. 24)  
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ShowBiz Minute: Smollett, Weinstein, 'Parasite'

Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago; Closing arguments next as Harvey Weinstein declines to testify at rape trial; "Parasite" team return home. (Feb. 12)  
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Actor Jussie Smollett charged again related to alleged staging of hate crime

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment accusing him of staging a phony hate crime in Chicago, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly..
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Jussie Smollett charged again with making false reports to Chicago police

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment with staging a phony hate crime, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly dismissed by local..
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Jussie Smollett indicted on new charges in connection to alleged Chicago attack

Jussie Smollett has been reportedly indicted by a Chicago special prosecutor in connection with an alleged hate crime he says he suffered last year.
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Jussie Smollett Is Indicted Again on Charges of Staging a Hate Crime

The new charges were announced by a special prosecutor, Dan K. Webb, who was assigned to the case after a judge ruled that the local prosecutor had not properly handled it the first time.
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Jussie Smollett countersues Chicago over alleged attack

The actor's claims come in a countersuit against the city which is suing him to recover more than $130,000 that police say was spent on its investigation into Smollett's claim that he was beaten
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Former U.S. attorney named special prosecutor in Smollett case

Dan Webb has been tasked with re-examining the handling of the Smollett case, marking the sixth time he's been tapped as a special prosecutor
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In a freewheeling speech to police chiefs, President Trump also railed against impeachment, Jussie Smollett and Chicago’s violence.
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Donald Trump blasts Chicago's police superintendent, Jussie Smollett in speech to cops

"He was a sick and depraved man, and now he's dead," Trump said to the cheers and laughter from a police chiefs group. "He's dead as a doornail."
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Jussie Smollett's fails to persuade judge to drop Chicago lawsuit seeking $130,000 fine

Jussie Smollett failed to persuade a federal judge to dismiss a civil suit by city seeking $130,000 for wasting police time.
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'I miss him so much': How 'Empire' addressed writing off Jussie Smollett's character

In Tuesday night's season 6 premiere, "Empire" acknowledged the elephant in the room: Jussie Smollett's absence following his hate crime hoax scandal.
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How Jussie Smollett Was Written Off the Last Season of ‘Empire’

Mr. Smollett still faces legal troubles over his claim that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault.
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Special prosecutor named in Jussie Smollett case

A Chicago judge on Friday named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack..
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Special prosecutor named to look into dropped charges against Jussie Smollett

A Chicago judge on Friday named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett.
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Chicago judge may tap special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett's case

The case of ex-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who sparked a firestorm in Chicago by reporting a racist attack authorities have ruled a hoax, returns to court on Friday, when local media say a judge..
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New video from Jussie Smollett hate crime case released

New video from the Jussie Smollett hate crime case shows what appears to be a noose around the "Empire" actor's neck. Video from a Chicago police body camera was taken inside Smollett's home in..
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Police release more than 1,000 files from the Jussie Smollett probe; Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr.'s accuser "troubled," calls groping case bogus; Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on the 10th anniversary of..
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Police release videos from Smollett probe

Chicago police release hundreds of files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men in January. (June 25)
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Police footage shows Jussie Smollett with noose around his neck

Chicago police released footage of Jussie Smollett with a noose around his neck.
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Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neck

In video shared by Chicago police, Jussie Smollett is seen wearing a noose, and men are seen buying supplies to carry out the allegedly-staged attack.
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Judge allows probe over dropped charges in Jussie Smollett case

A special prosecutor would have the authority to bring new charges against the "Empire" actor if there are "reasonable grounds" to do so
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Jussie Smollett incident isn't over: Chicago judge appoints special prosecutor to investigate

A Cook County judge appointed a special prosecutor to probe the decision to drop charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
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Jussie Smollett scandal left 'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels feeling 'beyond embarrassed'

"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels is "embarrassed" about the Jussie Smollett scandal. But he still wants to believe the actor: "I love him so much."
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Chicago police release 911 calls from night Jussie Smollett claims he was attacked

Chicago police on Wednesday released two 911 calls from the night in January when Jussie Smollett claimed he was attacked. In one of the recordings, an unidentified caller said he worked for Smollett..
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Chicago releases Smollett incident 911 calls

The city of Chicago released two 911 calls made after "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack. An unidentified man made both calls. He said he worked for..
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Jussie Smollett: Timeline since "Empire" actor reported Chicago attack

The alleged attack of the "Empire" actor sprawled into a saga longer and stranger than anyone could have guessed
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'Empire' star Jussie Smollett's 911 calls released: 'They put a noose around his neck'

A couple of 911 calls from the night of Jussie Smollett's alleged attack have been released.
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Smollett's days on "Empire" over, series co-creator says

Lee Daniels says actor won't be returning; charges that Smollett faked hate crime have been dropped but controversies continue
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'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels says Jussie Smollett will not return for final season

"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels took to Twitter Tuesday to counter a Variety report that speculated Jussie Smollett would return for the final season.
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Prosecutors, Wary of Appearances, Deliberated On How to Explain Smollett Decision

Emails released on Friday show prosecutors carefully constructing their statement on why the actor Jussie Smollett would no longer face charges of staging a hate crime.
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Jussie Smollett Case Dropped: Chicago's Mayor Says 'It's Just Not Right'

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Did Empire Actor Jussie Smollett Fake His Own Attack?

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