It elaborates on the allegation that he falsely reported that he was attacked on January 28 by two masked men who hurled racial and homophobic slurs at the black and openly gay actor, beat him, threw an unidentified liquid chemical on him and looped a rope tied like a noose around his neck. A second set of charges were for an interview Smollett gave to police later that day.
Each charge is said to carry a potential sentence of probation to four years behind bars. Smollett turned himself in on February 21 and was released hours later after posting $10,000 bond. Police initially investigated the case as a possible hate crime. He told police two masked men - one of them wearing a red Make America Great Again hat - shouted racist and homophobic slurs as they beat him, put a noose around his neck, and doused him with a chemical.
The 30-page indictmentreveals eight felony counts for his initial story to Chicago Police and eight more counts for the story he subsequently told a detective.
Jussie Smollett has been indicted
Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Mr Smollett told at least one of the brothers that he was "dissatisfied" with his salary on the show.
Mark Geragos represents Jussie Smollett and spoke to Access about the newest updates and additional charges.
Smollett has denied any involvement in orchestrating an attack.
The actor's attorneys released a statement on Saturday, claiming "Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with".
"There was no reasonable ground for believing that such offenses had been committed", the indictment against him says.
Fox, which produces "Empire", later announced that Smollett would be suspended in order to "avoid further disruption on set".
When it's in smartphone form, which is likely to be more often the case than not, the outer displays are each large and vibrant. Samsung has recently introduced its highly anticipated Galaxy S10 smartphone lineup in an Unpacked event held in San Francisco.
Unvaccinated children aged 5 and below are at highest risk of the disease, Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo earlier said. Healthcare providers and travel clinics all over BC are now accepting patients who are requesting the measles vaccination.
Google is expanding its Duplex restaurant reservation service in American states but only 43 states have confirmed the expansion. Google is bringing Continued Conversation to Assistant-powered Smart Displays, such as its Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display .
When an inferior-spec device is connected, a USB4 port will negotiate the "best mutual capability" of the two connected devices. That release will also coincide with an updated version of the USB Type-C Specification , made for compatibility with USB 4 .
Still, on the key issue of whether Trump worked with the Russians to get elected - Cohen delivered no knock-out blow. Cohen said he had no direct evidence that Trump or his campaign colluded with Moscow during the election campaign.
Murray is battling Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins to be the top quarterback selected in the 2019 National Football League draft. Now, according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport , Murray has decided against throwing - for now.
Chelsea's players are "not very hard to manage" according to Maurizio Sarri , who praised the way his side have returned to form. For all the talk about "player power" and Sarri confronting it: there was very little of that in action this week.
He'll follow that up with testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday behind closed doors. Matt Gartz threatened to reveal Michael Cohen secret girlfriends ahead of his testimony to Congress.
Anyway, The Carters chose to show some solidarity with Markle by featuring a portrait of her highness in their acceptance video. George Clooney has said she is being "pursued and vilified" and compared her treatment with that of Diana, Princess of Wales.
DK Metcalf shines at NFL Scouting Combine
Two other former Seminoles are participating at the Combine - defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas and wide receiver Nyqwan Murray. That 40-time was one of the better numbers among the linebackers on Sunday and his bench effort was upper-middle of the pack.
Kim, Trump open to U.S. liaison office in NKorea
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Rockies Sign Nolan Arenado For Eight Years
Arenado's agent, Joel Wolfe, said his client never expressed any apprehension about the potential of facing free agency. From a payroll vantage point, the Arenado contract will further push the Rox into franchise-record territory.
North-east parents told not to panic over Momo Challenge
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Train possibly taking Kim to summit enters China
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More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria
While many foreign fighters have laid down their arms, one group reportedly made a final stand in an orchard as the SDF closed in. Western-backed forces are preparing to evacuate civilians from the last Syrian town held by Islamic State as it nears collapse.
56 killed as fire breaks out at warehouse in Dhaka
Mainul Khan, a journalist in Dhaka, told DW that the fire is believed to have started when a gas-fueled vehicle exploded. Dozens of injured were admitted to hospital during the night, many in a critical condition....