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Smollett Indicted on 16 Counts Stemming from Reported Attack

Smollett Indicted on 16 Counts Stemming from Reported Attack

Created: March 08, 2019 05:09 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - A grand jury in Chicago has indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.

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The Cook County grand jury indictment filed Thursday charges him with falsely reporting an offense.

Smollett was charged on Feb. 20 with one count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.

Smollett, who is black and gay, told police in late January that he was attacked by two men in downtown Chicago who wrapped a rope around his neck.

Police say Smollett recruited two men to stage the attack because he was upset with his pay on the Fox show. Smollett has denied playing a role in the attack.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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