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BREAKING: Jussie Smollett Charged with 16 Felonies by Grand Jury

Smollett is in a lot more trouble than previously thought.



Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor who was recently outed for allegedly committing a hate crime against himself, has been charged with 16 felonies by a Cook County, Illinois grand jury.

“Now the grand jury has returned 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report,” said ABC7.

Smollett had originally been charged with only one felony count of disorderly conduct, the crime which encompasses filing false reports in Illinois.

“The grand jury returned two separate sets of charges,” the report said. “The first set are related to what Smollett told officers about the alleged attack, including that the attackers called him racial and homophobic slurs, struck him with his their hands, put a noose around his neck, and poured some sort of chemical substance on him.”

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“The second set of charges are related to the second interview Smollett had with police about the alleged attack later that day.”

This story is developing.

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