Jussie Smollett

June 11, 2019 - 5:56 pm
( 1010 WINS ) -- Embattled "Empire" star Jussie Smollett broke a social media blackout with a post on Instragram about the Tony Awards Sunday. His post was his first since Jan. 28, the day before he claimed to have been victim to what turned out to be a hoax. ---- @octarell_again ---- So much #...
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Andrew Weber
June 11, 2019 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Embattled "Empire" star Jussie Smollett broke a social media blackout with a post on Instragram about the Tony Awards Sunday. His post was his first since Jan. 28, the day before he claimed to have been victim to what turned out to be a hoax. ---- @octarell_again ---- So much...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, in Chicago. Chicago's top prosecutor has released 2,000 documents in the Jussie Smollett's case and explained she recused herself from an investigation into his claim he'd been the target of a racist, anti-gay attack solely because of false rumors she was related to the "Empire" actor. The Friday, May 31, 2019 statement from Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx came two months after her office's suddenly dropped all charges against Smollett that accused him of staging the attack on himself. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
June 01, 2019 - 6:20 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor again shifted her explanation for why she recused herself from an investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim that he'd been the target of a hate crime, saying she stepped aside because of false rumors she was related to the "Empire" actor. Cook County State's...
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Adam Warner
May 26, 2019 - 12:45 pm
President Trump took time to blast actor Jussie Smollett during his visit to Japan this weekend, saying the “Empire” actor should apologize to all Trump supporters.
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May 14, 2019 - 9:46 am
After announcing that “Empire” would be renewed for a 6thseason without Jussie Smollett, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier has just revealed that the upcoming 6th season will be the last for the show. “We’re turning the final season of ‘Empire’ into a large television event,” Collier revealed...
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David Caplan
May 10, 2019 - 6:21 pm
CHICAGO (1010 WINS/AP) — A judge in Chicago says another judge will decide if a special prosecutor is needed to investigate why the state prosecutor's office dropped charges accusing Jussie Smollett of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself. Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. insisted Friday he was...
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David Caplan
April 30, 2019 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- "Empire" has been renewed for a sixth season, but it looks like Jussie Smollet won't be returning. “By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season six, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019, file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Text messages released showed Foxx believed her office had overcharged “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself drew heavy criticism because Foxx had recused herself from the case. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
April 28, 2019 - 1:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who's pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sheila O'Brien also subpoenaed Cook County...
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April 12, 2019 - 8:46 am
(WBBM) -- The city of Chicago has now formally filed a lawsuit against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett in hopes of recovering $130,000 in costs police say they incurred investigating what they call a hate-crime hoax. The city recently sent Smollett a bill connected to its investigation of his claim...
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David Caplan
April 11, 2019 - 6:55 pm
CHICAGO (1010 WINS) -- The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for his "refusal to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on January 29, 2019," a city law department spokesman said late...
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