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Police release bodycam footage of Jussie Smollett wearing ‘noose’

Police officers have released footage of Empire actor Jussie Smollett wearing a noose, after he claimed to be the victim of a hate crime. The Chicago Police department on Monday (June 24) released a trove of footage and documents related to the January 29 attack, which Smollett has been accused of faking. The videos include bodycam footage from police officers who attended Smollett’s apartment after his manager called 911 to report the attack. Empire star ‘wanted police to see’ noose In the clips, Jussie Smollett’s “creative director” Frank Gatson meets the...
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Police Video Shows Noose Around Jussie Smollett’s Neck After Staged Attack: WATCH

The Chicago Police Department has released bodycam footage which shows officers responding to former Empire actor Jussie Smollett. Smollett, still wearing a noose around his neck following the staged hate crime, tells police “there’s bleach on me,” asks officers if he is being filmed and asks them to turn the cameras off. Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct on March 6 for falsifying reports that he was the victim of a hate crime. Those charges were abruptly dropped on March 26 and the case sealed with...
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Special Prosecutor Appointed to Investigate Why Charges Were Dropped in Jussie Smollett Case

Cook county judge Michael Toomin appointed a special prosecutor on Friday to investigate why charges were dropped in the Jussie Smollett case. Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct on March 6 for falsifying reports that he was the victim of a hate crime. Those charges were abruptly dropped on March 26 and the case sealed with no new evidence that materially changed the facts presented in the case. The Guardian reports: ‘Toomin suggested that the county’s state’s attorney, Kim Foxx, mishandled the Smollett case by appointing a...
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Lee Daniels Says He’s ‘Beyond Embarrassed’ About Forcefully Defending Jussie Smollett on Social Media After Staged Attack

Screenshot of Lee Daniels video in defense of Jussie Smollett / Instagram Empire co-creator Lee Daniels said he’s “beyond embarrassed” that he came out so forcefully in defense of Jussie Smollett after initial reports broke that the Empire actor had been the victim of a hate crime, which later turned out to be staged by the actor himself. Said Daniels to Vulture: “I’m beyond embarrassed. I think that when it happened, I had a flash of me running from bullies. I had a flash of my whole life, of my...
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Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams to Star as Gay Closeted Baseball Player in Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ Revival

Jesse Williams will star in the Broadway revival of Take Me Out, in the role of a gay closeted mixed-race baseball player once said to be intended for Empire actor Jussie Smollett. Previews begin in April 2020 at the Hayes Theater. @iJesseWilliams is making his Broadway debut in #TakeMeOut! Previews begin April 2020 at the #HayesTheater. Join us for our 2019-2020 Season at https://t.co/1uc9Gr923m. #2STonBroadway #OrangeIsTheNewBway pic.twitter.com/kJzoefoPZf— Second Stage Theater (@2STNYC) May 30, 2019 Wrote producers in a press announcement: “In this Tony Award-winning Best Play, playwright Richard Greenberg celebrates...
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FOX’s ‘Empire’ is Ending After Next Season, and Still Has No Plans to Bring Back Jussie Smollett

The FOX drama Empire is ending after its next season and the studio still has no plans to bring back actor Jussie Smollett. Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said the sixth season would be turned “into a television event.” NBC News reports:’When pressed on whether Jussie Smollett would be returning for the show’s final season, Collier said, “At this point, we have no plans for that.” But Collier also noted that “the writers room for next season hasn’t even gathered yet.”‘ Last month, Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV...
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‘Empire’ is Returning for Season 6, with ‘No Plans’ to Bring Back Jussie Smollett’s Character

Empire will be returning to FOX for a sixth season but Jussie Smollett will not, at least as things stand right now. Said Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV in a statement on Tuesday: “By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for Season 6, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to Empire.” A spokesman for Smollett released a statement to Variety: “We’ve been told that Jussie will not be on ‘Empire’ in the beginning...
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