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March 09, 2019 - 10:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — News that a grand jury had indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into...
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In this courtroom sketch, R&B singer R. Kelly, attorney Steve Greenberg and prosecutor Jennifer Gonzalez appears before Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 in Chicago.
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February 24, 2019 - 3:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, won't get out of jail until Monday or Tuesday as confidants scramble to arrange to pay the $100,000 bail needed to free him as he awaits trial for aggravated sexual abuse, his lawyer said Sunday. The 52-year-old R&B...
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R Kelly
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February 23, 2019 - 2:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Saturday gave R. Kelly a chance to go free while the R&B star awaits trial on charges that he sexually abused four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo reckoning for a celebrity. Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. In a...
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In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York.
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February 20, 2019 - 5:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles.
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February 18, 2019 - 3:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say there are no plans for him to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault. Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett's lawyers. She says in an emailed statement that his lawyers "will keep...
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Jussie Smollett
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February 17, 2019 - 8:39 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett were keeping quiet about the investigation into a reported attack on the "Empire" actor a day after authorities said the case had "shifted" and that they want to interview Smollett again. Pamela Sharp, a spokeswoman for Smollett...
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February 16, 2019 - 8:37 pm
By Ryan Young, Brad Parks and Dakin Andone (CNN) -- Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollet paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month. The men, who are brothers, were arrested...
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Jussie Smollett
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February 14, 2019 - 9:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Thursday night that local media reports that the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed. The reports surfaced as detectives were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area of...
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Jason Van Dyke
Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool
January 18, 2019 - 8:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that was centered on a graphic dashcam video and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "code of silence."...
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