JUSSIE SMOLLETT: Indicted on Six Counts of Disorderly Conduct

Written by on February 12, 2020

Jussie Smollett has been indicted on six counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about being the victim of a hate crime in January 2019.

Last year Jussie was also charged with disorderly conduct for the alleged attack and lying about it to investigators. Those charges were dropped last March.

Special Prosecutor Dan Webb says Jussie “planned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers.” He adds the charges were re-filed “in the interest of justice.”

Jussie’s attorney, Tina Glandian, questions the timing of the indictment, saying, “The attempt to re-prosecute Mr. Smollett one year later on the eve of the Cook County State’s Attorney election is clearly all about politics not justice.”

The former Empire star is due in court on February 24th.

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