Yesterday “Empire” actor Jussie Smollet was indicted for allegedly staging a hate-crime attack against himself. This comes nearly a year after charges in the case were abruptly dropped. Smollet is charged with six new counts of disorderly conduct, accusing Smollett of lying to the Chicago Police Department about the January 2019 incident.
On March 8, he was hit with a 16-count felony indictment for filing a false police report — only for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to abruptly drop all charges later that month. He forfeiting the $10,000 he had coughed up for bail and performing community service.
Now Cook County special prosecutor Dan Webb says he is reviving the charges “in the interest of justice.” Smollett’s arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 24.