Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courtroom after a hearing in Chicago, Illinois, where he pleaded not guilty to 16 charges. Photo: Reuters

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to hoaxing Chicago hate-crime attack

  • Jussie Smollet faces 16 charges, each carrying a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a US$25,000 fine
Topic |   Crime

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Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courtroom after a hearing in Chicago, Illinois, where he pleaded not guilty to 16 charges. Photo: Reuters
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In this February 21 file photo, actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release in Chicago. Photo: AP

Empire actor Jussie Smollett, accused of hoaxing hate crime to get pay rise, ‘is indicted on 16 charges’

  • Jussie Smollett was previously charged in a single-count of lying to police about a supposed racist and homophobic attack by supporters of Donald Trump
Topic |   United States

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In this February 21 file photo, actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release in Chicago. Photo: AP
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