‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett turns himself in, faces felony charge for alleged hate crime hoax

AmNews Staff Reports | 2/21/2019, 9:19 a.m.
More than three weeks after he alleged that he was the victim of a hate crime, actor Jussie Smollett has ...
Jussie Smollett Chicago Police Department

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 into custody around 5 a.m. CT, police said, ahead of a 1:30 p.m. bail hearing.

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