Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax

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Published on February 12, 2020 - Duration: 00:33s

Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count indictment.

He's accused of falsely claiming to Chicago police that he had been the victim of a hate crime.

The indictment came nearly a year after Cook County prosecutors dropped earlier charges accusing Smollet of staging a phony hate crime.

Smollett is black and openly gay.

The dismissal of the earlier charge drew an outcry from the city’s police department.

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