Jussie Smollett has not quit the fight for his innocence and he made a song about it.
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The defense closed out their case yesterday.
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Smollett is accused of lying to police, but claims he’s a real victim of a real crime.
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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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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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Smollett’s attorneys filed a response Tuesday in federal court. It said the city should not be allowed to recover costs from Smollett because it accepted $10,000 from the actor “as payment in full in connection with the dismissal of the charges against him.”
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“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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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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“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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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. MD Federal Judge Rules Against Citizenship Question. Chicago To Sue Jussie Smollett.
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“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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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. Charlottesville Attacker To Plead Guilty In Federal Hate Crime Case. Verizon Releasing Free Features To Block Robocalls, Catch Spam
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Cops/Mayor Angry After Charges Dropped Against Jussie Smollett. House Fails To Override Trump Veto On Border Resolution. Police ID Man Gunned Down In District Heights.
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Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that charges alleging he lied to police about a racist and homophobic attack have been dropped.
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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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“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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Examining the social justice and political impact of the Jussie Smollett case.
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Jussie Smollett Bond Hearing. MD Lawmakers Considering Gender-Neutral IDs. Embattled Republican Congressional Candidate Testifies. Wendy Williams To Return To TV.
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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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Winter Storm Impacting Travel. Kim Foxx Recuses Herself From Jussie Smollett Investigation. Trump’s Former Attorney Michael Cohen Seeks Delay in Reporting to Jail.
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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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Experts dissect and examine the issues surrounding the attack against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett.
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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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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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“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’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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“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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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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School kids as runaway slaves
Smollett done for the season
Smoking ban in Virginia
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Coast Guard fficer threats
Teacher shot on New York Avenue
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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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No Plans For Smollett To Meet With Chicago PD. Allred Believes Her Client Is On New R. Kelly Tape. Jazz Great Ethel Ennis Dies.
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″(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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The Reporters’ Roundtable examines the Jussie Smollett Case and the Mueller Report
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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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Shaq shared a story from his early days playing with Kobe where he learned an important lesson on Mamba Mentality.
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“We are turning the final season of ‘Empire’ into a large television event,” Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier told a teleconference Monday. “One of the great benefits of announcing a final season is that you actually allow the fans to lean in and have the ending they deserve.”
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“I suffer from depression. My anxiety is kicking up even more every day, and I’ve never really dealt with anxiety like that. It’s something new.”
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The singer’s lead attorney, Steve Greenberg, said in comments to reporters and a court filing that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx relied way too much on Avenatti in deciding in late February to bring charges against Kelly, saying Avenatti’s involvement irreparably tainted the case.
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Beyonce released a joint album last year with her husband, Jay-Z, called “Everything is Love.” The prolific singer also paid tribute to historically black colleges and universities, as well as the dance troupes and step teams during her groundbreaking two-hour Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance. She also performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is known as the national black anthem, at the festival and donated $100,000 to four black universities shortly after her performance.
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In an Instagram video that doesn’t refer to Smollett by name, Daniels says since “the incident” he and his cast have “experienced pain and anger and sadness and frustration and really don’t know how to deal with it.”
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The 52-year old singer was jailed Wednesday after he said he couldn’t afford to pay $161,000 in back child support. He said he had “zero” relationship with his three children but knew they love him. Kelly
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Warner On Board With DC Statehood. Brothers In Smollett Scandal Speak Out. Brothers In Smollett Scandal Speak Out.
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