Earlier this month, a Chicago grand jury indicted American actor Jussie Smollett for 16 murders after being accused by local police of organizing a racist and homophobic attack on himself for being dissatisfied with the salary he received on the series "Empire ".
Jussie Smollett will not be sued for allegedly simulated a racial assault. According to TMZ, this Tuesday, March 26, all charges were dropped.
The actor from "Empire" and his lawyers were at the Chicago Court all morning. earlier this month a grand jury indicted the actor for 16 murders after being accused by local police of organizing a racist and homophobic attack on himself for being dissatisfied with the salary he received on the Empire series.
According to TMZ, prosecutor Kim Foxx has revealed that she has dropped the case because the actor would only be sentenced to community work, which has already been done previously.
On January 29, Smollett, who is black and gay, went to police to report that two masked men approached him in a dark street and shouted racist and homophobic insults. In the story, the actor said they attacked him, threw an "unknown chemical substance" on him and tied a rope around his neck before fleeing. The actor also added that the attackers were sympathetic to US President Donald Trump.
Chicago police opened an investigation and found the 36-year-old actor paid $ 3,500 to two brothers to carry out the alleged attack. After the fraud was revealed, Smollett was arrested and released on bail of $ 100,000.
According to the investigations, Smollett's intention was to exploit Americans' anxieties about political and racial divisions and get promotion and pay raise.
On account of the case, the actor who plays a gay character in "Empire" has been removed from the last two episodes of the series.
The two men who participated in the false assault, which included sending letters with aggressive content to Smollet, were detained and released days later after revealing the farce. Now they have become witnesses to prosecution.