Jussie Smollett - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Jussie Smollett


The Jussie Smollett hate crime case – and why it won't go to trial

Mar 29, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The curious case of Jussie Smollett has been going on since late January and has revived the debate in the US about its justice system

Hate attack hoax case dropped against Jussie Smollett

Mar 27, 2019 - 10:21 AM

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett is cleared of all 16 felony charges in exchange for community service and a $10,000 bond payment

Actor Jussie Smollett accused of staging assault cut from TV show episodes

Feb 23, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Producers of 'Empire' announce they decided to remove the role of the actor for the final two episodes of the current season 'to avoid further disruption on set'

Police slam Jussie Smollett, saying he staged racist attack to 'boost career'

Feb 22, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Chicago police say Smollett staged the elaborate 'publicity stunt' to exploit the 'pain and anger of racism' and to promote his career

U.S. actor Jussie Smollett due in court over alleged bogus assault report

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:39 PM

The 'Empire' actor is arrested and charged with lying to authorities about being a victim of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago

Black, gay U.S. TV actor attacked in 'possible hate crime'

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Two assailants violently attacked openly-gay 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett while yelling 'racial and homophobic slurs' at him