A year after news of Jussie Smollett‘s alleged attack rocked the newswire, the narrative has taken another dramatic turn. One that sees the ‘Empire’ star facing prison again.
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Moments ago, it was announced that Chicago prosecutor Dan Webb has charged Smollett with six felony counts for allegedly lying to law enforcement about a hate attack.
Per TMZ, the indictment bills the charges under “disorderly conduct,” with all six charges asserting that he lied to police.
As reported, the case against Smollett – who’s gone from alleged victim to alleged criminal – collapsed after the Cook County State’s Attorney withdrew charges.
Yet, the office investigating the initial complaint filed civil charges against the actor – demanding that he funds the costs of investigation. Said office was countersued by Smollett and are the same office at the helm of this re-filing.
According to Webb, the charges re-filed “in the interest of justice.”
Smollett, who remains adamant about his innocence, is expected to plead not guilty when he attends court of Feb 24th to enter a plea.
If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison.