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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 5:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4 p.m. "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been released from jail after posting bond. Smollett walked out of the Cook County jail in Chicago on Thursday about two hours after a hearing in which the judge set his...
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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 4:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4 p.m. "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been released from jail after posting bond. Smollett walked out of the Cook County jail in Chicago on Thursday about two hours after a hearing in which the judge set his...
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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 4:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including giving them specific slurs to yell, telling them to shout "MAGA country" and pointing out a surveillance camera that he thought would record...
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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 4:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Jussie Smollett's attorneys and family members left his Chicago bond hearing without speaking to reporters. One of the attorneys, Jack Prior, told the judge during Thursday's hearing that Smollett...
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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 4:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Prosecutors say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett misled police and the public to believe that that his attackers were white. Smollett, who is black and gay, is charged with staging a racist and homophobic...
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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 3:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The Chicago judge who set Jussie Smollett's bond at $100,000 told the "Empire" actor he's presumed innocent of charges alleging he staged a bigoted attack against himself but that if the allegations are...
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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 3:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack, Smollett also sent a letter that threatened him to the studio in...
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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 3:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Prosecutors say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him in a staged attack against him in downtown Chicago, including giving them specific slurs to yell...
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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A judge has set a $100,000 bond for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of staging an attack against himself in downtown Chicago last month. The 36-year-old actor said little other than...
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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 2:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 1:25 p.m. TNT says it isn't going to air an upcoming episode of "Drop the Mic" featuring "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "in the interest of not being exploitative of an incredibly sensitive situation." The cable...
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