This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
Mike Krauser
February 22, 2019 - 8:38 am
Actor Jussie Smollett, charged with disorderly conduct for falsifying an aggravated battery police report, maintained his innocence on Thursday while walking out of court and returning to the set of "Empire" in Chicago.
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Dominik Bindl/Getty Images for Tribeca TV
February 17, 2019 - 11:17 am
Actor Jussie Smollett, who is black and gay, has said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs and "This is MAGA country!"
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Jussie Smollett (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 16, 2019 - 3:58 pm
Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them.
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