Jussie Smollett (aka “The Gay Tupac“) was arrested early Thursday morning around 5 a.m. and is now in the custody of Chicago police.
On Thursday, the “Empire” star was charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report in connection to the alleged staged attack on him last month.
Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi confirmed the arrest and announced a press conference will be held at 9 a.m.
Press Briefing: Jussie Smollet is under arrest and in custody of detectives. At 9am at #ChicagoPolice Headquarters, Supt Eddie Johnson, Commander of Area Central Detectives Edward Wodnicki will brief reporters on the investigation prior to the defendants appearance in court. pic.twitter.com/9PSv8Ojec2
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 21, 2019
Jussie is expected to appear in bond court at 1:30 p.m.