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The deadline has arrived for actor Jussie Smollett to pay the $130,106.15 bill sent to him by the city of Chicago to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim he was the victim of a possible hate crime.
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March 28, 2019 - 6:53 pm
By Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe and Marlena Baldacci, CNN (CNN) -- The city of Chicago wants $130,106.15 in the next seven days from actor Jussie Smollett, to cover the cost of the investigation into claims he was attacked in what he described to police investigators as a possible hate crime. In a...
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Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 28, 2019 - 10:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the FBI and Department of Justice will review the "outrageous" case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, calling it an "embarrassment" to the country. Prosecutors offered little explanation and infuriated Chicago's police chief...
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Surveillance video shows two people of interest in an attack on Jussie Smollett.
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March 27, 2019 - 5:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police provided a six-night hotel stay with separate rooms and 24-hour security to two brothers who said they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage a racist, anti-gay attack on him, according to investigative reports released Wednesday to several media outlets...
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Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped.
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March 26, 2019 - 11:25 am
UPDATED: 9:39 p.m. ___ CHICAGO (AP) — Infuriating Chicago's mayor and police chief, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after the "Empire" actor accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself agreed to let the city keep his $10,000 in bail. But he...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett's character on "Empire" will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago, producers of the Fox TV show announced Friday. The...
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Jussie Smollett turned himself in to Chicago police on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Chicago Police Department
February 21, 2019 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including giving them specific slurs to yell, telling them to shout "MAGA country" and pointing out a surveillance camera that he thought would record...
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Jussie Smollett turned himself in to Chicago police on Thursday, Feb. 21.
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February 21, 2019 - 7:00 am
UPDATED: 10:00 a.m. By Faith Karimi and Brad Parks, CNN (CNN) -- More than three weeks after he alleged that he was the victim of a hate crime, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested on suspicion of filing a false report about it, Chicago police said Thursday morning. The "Empire" star was taken...
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Jussie Smollett persons of interest
Chicago Police Department
February 14, 2019 - 11:51 am
By Dakin Andone and Ryan Young, CNN (CNN) -- Chicago police have identified two people they'd said were wanted for questioning in connection with last month's attack on actor Jussie Smollett, a police spokesman said. Police have begun questioning them, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi...
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Jussie Smollett at The The Black AIDS Insitute 2018 Hosts Heroes in The Struggle Gala at The California African-American Museum on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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February 01, 2019 - 12:57 pm
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Jussie Smollett has a message for his supporters: "I'm OK." In a statement first published by Essence on Friday, the "Empire" actor, who said he was attacked in the early morning hours on Tuesday in what Chicago police are investigating as a possible hate crime...
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January 31, 2019 - 7:43 am
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- Chicago police have photos of people they'd like to talk to in the case involving "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who was the victim of what police are investigating as a possible hate crime. Investigators have located a surveillance camera that shows people who are...
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