A judge on Tuesday denied the request from lawyers for Jussie Smollett to dismiss a lawsuit by the city of Chicago in an attempt to recoup costs from his racial attack hoax. US District Judge Virginia Kendall said the case could continue on to the discovery phase. The city is suing for $130,000, the amount
Jussie Smollett will be looking for work despite the Fox broadcast network picking up “Empire” for another season because he’s being written out of the show. Smollett, who is gay, portrayed singer-songwriter Jamal Lyon on the show, a character who is also gay. The actor has been at the center of a public firestorm after
The law department of the city of Chicago said that they are planning to sue “Empire” star Jussie Smollett after he missed a deadline Thursday to pay a $130,000 bill for the costs the police department incurred while investigating his false attack claims. Rob Elgas of ABC -7 Chicago reported that the law department released
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) was asked to comment about the controversial dismissal of charges against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, and her reaction surprised many. Waters opined that it was proper to drop the charges because nobody was hurt. “It’s the correct thing that the charges were dropped,” Rep. Waters said to Terri Seymour of Extra.
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) president Kevin Graham made alarming accusations in a letter demanding that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx be investigated for inappropriate interference in the Jussie Smollett case. Foxx recused herself from the case under suspicious circumstances, and Graham believes that questions need to be answered about whether she acted appropriately.