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Special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett’s case

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed former US Attorney Dan Webb to investigate the case.

Special prosecutor to examine Jussie Smollett case in Chicago

A Chicago judge orders a special prosecutor to examine the handling of actor Jussie Smollett’s discredited claim that he was the victim of a hate crime, a police spokesman says.

Actor Jussie Smollett not returning to ‘Empire,’ TV creator says

Jussie Smollett will not be returning to US TV show “Empire”, confirming rumours that the actor has been dropped after a furore over claims that he was the victim of a hate crime.

Fox renews Empire without Jussie Smollett’s character

Even though Jussie Smollett's contract was extended but his character, Jamal Lyon, is not confirmed to return for season 6.

Jussie Smollett lawyers sued by alleged hoax accomplices

Police concluded that Jussie Smollett staged the alleged hate-crime hoax.

Chicago sues actor Jussie Smollett for police costs

Jussie Smollett has said he has always been truthful about the incident.

Chicago to sue US actor over alleged hoax attack

The black, openly gay actor has denied accusations that he hired two acquaintances to stage a racist and homophobic attack in order to gain publicity.

Trump weighs in on Smollett case as Chicago demands reimbursement

The actor says 2 men attacked him on the street at night in January, yelling homophobic and racist slurs, pouring a chemical on him and putting a noose around his neck while shouting support for the president.

Chicago prosecutor defends dropping charges in Jussie Smollett case

Smollett ignited a social media firestorm by telling police on Jan 29 that two apparent Donald Trump supporters had attacked him.

Actor Smollett cleared of all charges

Smollett was accused of sending himself a threatening letter and hiring two acquaintances to stage a street attack.

‘Empire’ actor Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about Chicago attack

Police said Smollett hoped the incident would advance his career and secure him a higher salary.

Chicago grand jury indicts ‘Empire’ actor for alleged hate attack hoax

36-year-old actor Jussie Smollett hired acquaintances to stage a street attack complete with homophobic and racial slurs in downtown Chicago.

Actor Smollett’s character cut from ‘Empire’ episodes after arrest

20th Century Fox Television is removing Smollett's character 'Jamal' from the final two episodes of the season.

Actor Smollett staged ‘hate crime’ hoax to advance career, cops say

The 'Empire' actor, who is black and openly gay, was charged with lying to police about the alleged attack.

Suspects in alleged attack on ‘Empire’ actor released

The department says the individuals are no longer being classified as suspects.

Black, gay US TV actor attacked in ‘possible hate crime’

News of the early morning attack left the entertainment world reeling and gay advocacy groups speaking out in support of the 36-year-old actor.