Latest Jussie Smollett News

Defamation suit by brothers in Smollett case can go forward

Mar. 18, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago has ruled that an attorney for Jussie Smollett might have defamed two Black brothers who testified that they participated in a fake racist and homophobic attack on the actor when she suggested they had been wearing “whiteface.” The Chicago...

Jussie Smollett is out of jail, but faces uncertain future

Mar. 17, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett walked out of a Chicago jail after serving six days and walked into months, if not years, of uncertainty — from what's next for his career as an actor and performer to whether he'll eventually be back behind bars. The former star of...

Jussie Smollett released from county jail during appeal

Mar. 16, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett was released from jail following six nights behind bars after an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack. The former “Empire” actor...

Jussie Smollett released from county jail during appeal

Mar. 16, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett was released from jail Wednesday following six nights behind bars after an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack. The former...

Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County Jail after court rules he should be released pending his appeal

Mar. 16, 2022 21:04 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County Jail after court rules he should be released pending his appeal.

Court orders Jussie Smollett be released from jail on bond during appeal of conviction of lying to police about attack

Mar. 16, 2022 18:36 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Court orders Jussie Smollett be released from jail on bond during appeal of conviction of lying to police about attack.

Chris Cuomo wants $125 million for 'unlawful' CNN firing

Mar. 16, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cuomo wants an arbitrator to award him $125 million for his firing from CNN, alleging his bosses knew full well how he advised his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and suggested they did the same themselves. His filing seeking arbitration on...

Jussie Smollett starts 150-day jail term in protected status

Mar. 11, 2022 19:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett began a 150-day jail sentence for staging a hate crime against himself in protective custody, separated from other detainees and watched by security cameras and an officer, jail authorities said Friday. Sheriff's deputies immediately took Smollett to...

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in fake attack

Mar. 10, 2022 22:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge sentenced Jussie Smollett to 150 days in jail Thursday, branding the Black and gay actor a narcissistic charlatan for staging a hate crime against himself to grab the limelight while the nation struggled with wrenching issues of racial injustice. Smollett responded by...

EXPLAINER: What charges did Jussie Smollett face at trial?

Mar. 10, 2022 20:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The twists, turns and oddities of the legal saga surrounding Jussie Smollett’s claim in 2019 that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago culminated Thursday with his sentencing. It follows a trial in December that concluded with a jury convicting...