Latest Jussie Smollett News

Trump Jr. pitches to base while his father fights for Texas

Oct. 15, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two days before President Donald Trump rallies in Texas, his eldest son on Tuesday looked to help him hang onto the reliably Republican state, playing to the conservative base by delivering red meat cultural attacks and lacing into several of his father's possible Democratic foes. Donald...

Judge finds no bias from Jussie Smollett special prosecutor

Oct. 4, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge said Friday he won't replace a special prosecutor looking into why the state's attorney's office abruptly dismissed charges against actor Jussie Smollett, rejecting concerns that campaign money could taint the findings. The judge's decision during a hearing came days after...

The Latest: Judge retains Smollett case special prosecutor

Oct. 4, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Jussie Smollett investigation (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A Chicago judge says he's keeping a special prosecutor looking into why the state's attorney's office abruptly dismissed charges against actor Jussie Smollett, despite conflict-of-interest questions. Judge Michael...

Smollett case special prosecutor donated to Foxx's campaign

Sep. 30, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The special prosecutor appointed to look into why the state's attorney's office in Chicago abruptly dropped the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly staging an attack on himself acknowledged Monday that he donated to the top prosecutor's campaign and that his law firm...

Smollett's attorneys argue city lawsuit should be tossed

Sep. 4, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett's attorneys have filed a motion arguing that the actor should not have to pay Chicago $130,000 for a police investigation into what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack, because he couldn't have known how much time and money the department would spend looking into...

PR firm: 'Every iota' of Smollett claim true; police differ

Aug. 28, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett's PR team says "every iota" of his account of being the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in Chicago is supported by police evidence despite police repeatedly saying it was all staged. A statement emailed Wednesday follows a city filing Monday defending its lawsuit seeking...

Kim Foxx: Work of Smollett special prosecutor underway

Aug. 27, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx says the work of a special prosecutor investigating why her office dropped charges against Jussie Smollett accusing the actor of staging an attack on himself has begun. Her remarks to reporters Tuesday were her first extensive comments since a judge...

Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Aug. 23, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to look into why the Chicago state's attorney's office abruptly dropped the case against Jussie Smollett, leaving open the possibility that the former "Empire" actor could yet face charges in what police say was a phony attack on himself that he...

The Latest: Foxx pledges cooperation with special prosecutor

Aug. 23, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of a special prosecutor to look at the dropping of charges in the Jussie Smollett case (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has promised to cooperate with a newly appointed special prosecutor looking into why her office abruptly...

Chicago judge names special prosecutor to investigate the dropping of charges against actor Jussie Smollett

Aug. 23, 2019 10:53 AM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago judge names special prosecutor to investigate the dropping of charges against actor Jussie Smollett.