Empire’s Jussie Smollett Under Arrest For Filing False Reports
Empire movie series actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested and is in custody of the Chicago police department.
The Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi took to twitter Thursday morning and stated that Smollett is under arrest and in custody of the detectives, he also added that a press briefing will be held at 9 am. Central Time for the reporters.
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 was as at yesterday Wednesday classified as a “suspect” by Chicago Police for filing a false police report claiming to be a victim of a hate crime.
Earlier Yesterday – The Chicago PD spokesperson said the actor in question was in the custody of the detectives who had earlier contacted Smollett’s legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrendere for his arrest. Else he could face probation or up to three years in prison if convicted.
According to the Chicago Police Department, It is believed that actor allegedly filled false reports in January after claiming he was attacked by two men.
The two men who were first believed committed the crime were both arrested by the police for questioning and later got released with the claims that they were paid by the same actor to attack him. Hmmm! this means it was a staged plan from the onset.
According to the Cook County State Attorney’s office, Smollett is expected to appear in court for a hearing on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
The actor is also scheduled to work Thursday on the Chicago set of “Empire.” According to a production source, as of Wednesday night there were no plans to change the show’s shooting schedule.
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Empire’s executive producer Danny Strong on February 14th responded to rumors spreading about the Fox team planning to ride off the actor from the ongoing series due to his situation. Danny rubbishes those rumors and stated that they were false.
“There is 0% truth that @JussieSmollett was going to be written off of Empire. This rumor is totally false. He is the third lead and one of the most beloved characters on the show. Writing him off the show has NEVER even been discussed” – He Stated.
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