Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16-Counts Of Felony Disorderly Conduct For Lying To Police
A Cook County grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in his attack case. Get the scoop.
A Cook County grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in his attack case.
The “Empire” star was charged with one felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report on February 20.
Jussie was arrested and released on $100,000 bond.
Via ABC 7 Chicago:
The grand jury returned two separate sets of charges, one of each lie Smollett allegedly told. The first set are related to what Smollett told officers about the alleged attack, including that the attackers called him racial and homophobic slurs, struck him with their hands, put a noose around his neck, and poured some sort of chemical substance on him.
The second set of charges are related to the second interview Smollett had with police about the alleged attack later that day, saying the men attacked him from behind and they fell to the ground, at which point the men continued kicking him. Smollett also told police on this occasion that one of his attackers was white.
The two sets of charges correspond to two sets of police officers Smollett allegedly lied to.
The news of the grand jury indictments comes on the heels of the Chicago Police Department launching an internal investigation to find the source who continuously leaked information about the case to the media.
This case is ongoing…