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Chicago wants answers after Smollett case

By Reuters
31 March 2019   |   4:43 pm
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants answers after prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a hoax hate crime to boost his career.


4 Feb 2019
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett appeared on stage in West Hollywood less than a week after being attacked and spoke to enthusiastic fans on Saturday.
18 Feb 2019
Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said.
17 Mar 2019
Fate of 'Empire' Rests on outcome of Jussie Smollett Case FOX has yet to renew ‘Empire’ for a sixth season,and cast and crew members blame Smollett. 'Empire' is FOX’s number two scripted showjust behind ‘9-1-1’, making it unlikely thatratings would cause its cancelation.
15 Mar 2019
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett appeared in court in Chicago on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a hate-crime assault.
26 Mar 2019
: Illinois prosecutors on Tuesday (March 26) dropped charges that accused "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett of staging a phony hate crime attack to gain publicity, his attorneys said in a statement.