'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett, accused of staging a racially-charged, homophobic attack, left a Chicago court after posting $100,000 bond, local media reported. Smollett, who is black and openly gay, was arrested earlier on Thursday on charges of lying to police. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
According to SF Gate, Jussie Smollett agreed to forfeit his bond to the city of Chicago in exchange for having his charges dropped. Smollett was charged by a grand jury on 16 counts of lying to police..