Former ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett to return to court after false claim of racial attack


Jussie Smollett.

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The actor Jussie smollett He will return to court this Monday to face six charges of disturbing public order.

According to The Wrap portal, the charges against the former ‘Empire’ star were brought by former federal prosecutor Dan Webb and Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx.

Since February 2020, Webb had filed charges against the actor; however, they are only being prosecuted due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Should the 39-year-old actor be found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison. But, he would also manage to serve probation due to his lack of a criminal record.

It should be remembered that, in January 2019, Smollett had reported to the Chicago authorities racial and homophobic violence; however, investigations showed that the alleged attack was organized by Smollett with the help of the brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundair, to whom he paid $ 3,500 for their participation.

The incident cost him his participation in ‘Empire’, as his character, Jamal Lyon, was canceled during the sixth and final season of the show.

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