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Post by phildidge on Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:19 am

Jussie Smollett, an actor in US series "Empire" has been indicted on 16 felony counts by a grand jury in Chicago after being accused of staging a racist attack on himself.

Smollett, 36, who is considered one of America's leading black television actors, was accused by police late last month of "exploiting the pain and anger of racism" in a "shameful" attempt to boost his own profile. He was charged with making a false statement to police, which carries a sentence of up to three years in jail.

The 36-year-old appeared to be facing even greater legal trouble on Friday when a grand jury returned 16 counts of disorderly conduct against him.

“Jussie Smollett knew that at the time … there was no reasonable ground for believing that such offenses had been committed,” the indictment states.

Prosecutors have accused the actor of staging the attack on himself in January as a "publicity stunt" to boost his $65,000-an-episode salary


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/09/actor-jussie-smollett-indicted-16-counts-accused-staging-racist/

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:45 am

oh how we would all chuckle if he got the full 78 years. More likely he will get a short sentence tough

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:43 pm

Chicago couldn't prove its case.

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