‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is in deeper trouble than previously imagined!
Originally indicted on one felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office on Feb. 20. (as we reported here), the 36-year-old has now seen that count upped to 16!
A Cook County grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, according to court records.
The Cook county State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed the indictment, which they said was returned by a grand jury on Thursday
The grand jury returned two separate set of charges.
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.
The second set of charges are related to the second interview Smollett had with police about the alleged attack later that day.