Jussie Smollett Now A Suspect By Chicago Police For Filing False Report
Jussie Smollett is now a suspect in his case by the Chicago PD. Chicago Police Departments Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi announced via Twitter that Jussie is classified as a suspect in the investigation of his alleged homophobic and racist attack.
The police wrote on Twitter, "Case Update: Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by
#ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony). Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury."
If the Empire actor is convicted of this crime he could face up to three years in federal prison.
On January 29, Jussie was hospitalized after a reported attack in Chicago. He was brutally hurt in a racist and homophobic assault.
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The case has been spiraling since the news surfaced last month. There have been some reports claiming that the singer staged his own attack.
Rumors also circulated that he did it to prevent himself from being written off Empire. But 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment have both written the accusation off.
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