Chicago Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against ‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett

March 26, 2019

Charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped Tuesday. Smollett, 36, told reporters that this time has been "the worst of my entire life" and that he has been "truthful and consistent" throughout the investigation. "I would not bring my family ... through a fire like this," he said. Police had said the "Empire" actor filed a false police report when he claimed he was attacked by two men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him before putting a noose around his neck in Chicago on Jan. 29.

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