Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty For Hate Crime Hoax

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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty For Hate Crime Hoax

According to Huff Post, Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to a 16 count indictment for allegedly staging an assault.

The 36-year-old was previous charged with a single count for filing a false police report, after he staged a hate crime.

Smollett first reported the attack in late January, but his story fell apart in Feburary as authorities looked into the alleged incident.

A grand jury in Chicago indicted Smollett on additional charges for lying to police officers during two separate interviews.

His next court date was scheduled for April 17th.


Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty For Hate Crime Hoax

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