Tag: Jussie Smollett

Allison’s Timeline: 2/25 – Shaquille O’Neal Draws Big Laughs With ‘I in team’ Story

Shaq shared a story from his early days playing with Kobe where he learned an important lesson on Mamba Mentality.

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AMPM Entertainment Report: 2/11 – Jussie Smollett Indicted On Six Counts

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday on six counts, accused of lying to Chicago police when he reported the attack last year, in Chicago by special prosecutor Dan Webb

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Judge Orders Google To Turn Over Jussie Smollett’s Emails

When the charges were filed, Chicago police alleged the black and openly gay Smollett — unhappy with his salary and hoping to promote his career — paid two brothers to stage what appeared to be a racist and homophobic attack, in which one of the men looped a rope fashioned as a noose around his neck.

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Judge To Rule On Tossing Suit Against Smollett In October

The city accuses Smollett of staging a racist and anti-gay attack against himself in January. It sued to force Smollett to pay $130,000 in police overtime and other expenses after state prosecutors dropped charges accusing him of filing a false report.

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Fox: Jussie Smollet Gone From ‘Empire,’ Character Lives On

“You’ll see pictures of him in the background,” Collier said, without elaborating. He promised “surprises at the beginning of the season that you’re going to love.”

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Smollett Wants Chicago’s Lawsuit Moved To Federal Court

Smollett’s attorneys argue federal court is the proper venue for the case because the actor, who lived in Chicago while filming the TV show, “Empire,” is actually a California resident.

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File Says Smollett Couldn’t Contact Brothers After Arrest

“This is about transparency and trust in the system and we believe the public has a right to know what the government did and why,” she said Thursday after the hearing.

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Jussie Smollett Will Not Return To ‘Empire’ For Next Season

“By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season six, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to ‘Empire,’” the studio said in a statement that gave no reasoning was given for the decision.

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Chicago’s Top Prosecutor Subpoenaed In Jussie Smollett Case

Foxx was harshly criticized when her office announced it was dropping charges against Smollett that accused the black, gay actor of staging a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago

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Brothers Sue Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers, Claiming Defamation

“We have sat back and watched lie after lie being fabricated about us in the media only so one big lie can continue to have life,” they said. “These lies are destroying our character and reputation in our personal and professional lives.”

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City Of Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett For Investigative Costs

Smollett lawyer Mark Geragos said in a letter to the city last week that claims Smollett made the entire thing up were “defamatory,” accusing Chicago of trying to “harass” Smollett and pointing to the dismissal of charges as proof he is innocent. It also said Smollett wouldn’t be “intimidated” into paying anything.

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Biden Jokes About Flap Over Unwelcome Contacts, Chicago To Sue Jussie Smollett

Biden Jokes About Flap Over Unwelcome Contacts. MD Federal Judge Rules Against Citizenship Question. Chicago To Sue Jussie Smollett.

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Taraji Confirms Jussie Smollett Will Be Returning To Empire

“I talk to Jussie all the time and he’s doing well. We’re all doing well. The show is doing well. We’re on hiatus right now,” Henson said on The View. “The writers are trying to figure out what the next season is going to look like. What our story line is going to be,” she said. “They’re trying to drum up some really good juicy stuff for you guys.”

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City Leaders: Smollett Owes Chicago $130K For Investigation

A letter from the city’s legal department sent Thursday to Smollett and his attorneys said the figure covers overtime worked by more than two dozen detectives and officers who spent weeks looking into Smollett’s claim. The work included reviewing video and physical evidence and conducting interviews.

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Trump Says FBI, DOJ To Review Jussie Smollett Case

Trump tweeted: “FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!”

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DC Police Use Of Force Increases, Chicago Police Release Reports Into Jussie Smollett’s Case

DC Police Use Of Force Increases. Chicago Police Release Reports Into Jussie Smollett’s Case. Charlottesville Attacker To Plead Guilty In Federal Hate Crime Case. Verizon Releasing Free Features To Block Robocalls, Catch Spam

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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To Lying About Attack

Smollett has denied that he staged the attack and maintains he is innocent. His attorneys have called the charges against him “prosecutorial overkill.”

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Jussie Smollett’s Character Off ‘Empire’ For End Of Season

“Empire” Executive Producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer released a statement saying Smollett’s character, Jamal, was being removed from the final two episodes of the season “to avoid further disruption on set.”

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The Jussie Smollett Case

Examining the social justice and political impact of the Jussie Smollett case.

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Has Been Arrested And Charged

Smollett turned himself in at central booking, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was scheduled to hold a Thursday morning news conference to announce Smollett’s arrest and Smollett was expected to appear in court later in the day.

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Empire Cuts Smollett’s Scenes After Controversy, Suspect In Arundel Mills Mall Shooting Arrested

Empire Cuts Smollett’s Scenes After Controversy Surrounding Attack. Suspect In Arundel Mills Mall Shooting Arrested. Residents Voice Concerns About Amazon HQ2.

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Jussie Smollett Hires High-Powered Attorneys

Police said Saturday that the investigation had “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them without charges. Police say they’ve requested a follow-up interview with Smollett.

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Kaepernick And Reid Settle Collusion Lawsuits Against NFL, Trump Signs Bill Averting Shutdown

Colin Kaepernick And Eric Reid Have Settled Collusion Lawsuits Against The NFL. Trump Signs Bill Averting Another Partial Government Shutdown. Jussie Smollett Suspected Attackers Under Arrest.

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Chicago Police, Fox Dispute Reports About Smollett Attack

″(Smollett) remains a core player on this very successful series and we continue to stand behind him,” 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment said in a statement late Thursday.

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Virginia Lt. Governor Accuser Releases Statement, Virginia AG Admits To Wearing Blackface,

Virginia Lt. Governor Accuser Releases Statement. Virginia AG Admits To Wearing Blackface. Philadelphia Hospital Patient May Have Ebola. Police Report: Attackers Apparently Knew Smollett.

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Hate Crimes And The Jussie Smollett Incident

Experts dissect and examine the issues surrounding the attack against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett.

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Attacked In Possible Hate Crime

The actor was attacked by two individuals screaming racial and homophobic slurs. They then proceeded to pour a chemical substance on him before placing a rope around his neck. Police said the alleged attackers then fled the scene. 

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