The Jussie Smollett saga just took another dramatic turn. Because the Chicago Police Department have officially named the ‘Empire’ star a suspect for allegedly filing a false police report – relating to the widely publicisized attack he says he suffered last month.
CPD rep Anthony Gugliemi just announced the news moments ago:
Per TMZ, sources say detectives are currently presenting evidence to a Cook County Grand Jury. With the two brothers now at the center of the story reportedly being the courthouse now and are expected to testify about their involvement.
The development comes as ‘Empire’ network FOX issued a statement standing by Smollett. Jointly presented by 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment, it read:
“Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set and as we have previously stated, he is not being written out of the show.”
Stay tuned for details as they come in.