Video shows Jussie Smollett with 'noose' around neck after reporting alleged attack
Chicago police have released hundreds of files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men - including video footage of the Empire actor wearing a thin white rope wrapped around his neck.
Illinois' Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and her office made major errors in the case against actor Jussie Smollett last year, but did nothing criminal. According to Newser, that's the conclusion of Special Prosecutor Dan Webb, who led a monthslong investigation into Foxx's handling of the affair. The former 'Empire' star claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack, saying the assailants beat him and poured bleach on him.
More than a year ago, former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett was accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and anti-LGBTQ hate crime. Smollett was initially charged with 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct, which eventually got whittled down to a six-count indictment. Though the actor has maintained his innocence, he’s kept a low profile for most of 2020. Now, HuffPost reports his younger sister is speaking out.