Jussie Smollett

Two men say the actor paid them to stage a hate crime against him, but Smollett maintains his innocence.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her aides made misleading statements about the case but did nothing criminal, a special prosecutor said.
The "Lovecraft Country" actor is standing by her brother, who last year was accused of staging a racist and anti-LGBTQ hate crime.
The former "Empire" star sang a Stevie Wonder hit while alluding to the date he claimed to have been attacked in a racist and anti-LGBTQ hate crime.
The incumbent state's attorney for Cook County beat out three challengers after a tough year of criticism over how she handled the actor's case.
The former “Empire” actor is accused of reporting a staged hate crime to police.
The former “Empire” actor is accused of reporting a staged hate crime to police.
The former "Empire" actor is accused of falsely reporting to police that the phony attack was real.
The actor was originally charged last year for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself and lying to police, but those charges were abruptly dropped.
A special prosecutor investigating the handling of the former "Empire" actor's case in Chicago requested a year's worth of Smollett's digital footprint.
The actor said he plans to focus on "bringing truths to the world" instead.
A Chicago judge told the actor's lawyers that he was standing by his decision to appoint a special prosecutor to reexamine the case against Smollett.
Police obtained the footage in their investigation of the "Empire" actor, who was accused of staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself.
“I’m beyond embarrassed,” the "Empire" co-creator said of the claims that Smollett staged a homophobic attack on himself to secure a pay raise.
The actor, accused of staging a homophobic attack on himself in January, won't appear on the Fox show's final season.
The "Empire" actor claims he didn't stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself. Chicago officials say otherwise.
The "Empire" actor's frequent comments about his reported hated crime "aren't the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy."
Network executives said there are currently "no plans" for actor Jussie Smollett to return for the show's final season.
Fox said Tuesday that the studio has no plans as of now to write his "Empire" character, Jamal, into the sixth season.
The cast of “Empire” is calling for Jussie Smollett to return to the Fox TV show.