SLUMSMAG STAFF: GREG LEWIS
‘Empire’ Actor, Jessie Smollett, Surrendered to the Chicago authorities Thursday morning after he was charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a inaccurate police report.
Smollett is making claims that he was a victim of a vicious hate crime in the Streeterville neighborhood last month.
Unfortunately, the investigation has turned on the actor and he’s now being accused of allegedly orchestrating the entire attack with the two brothers.
The two brothers affiliated with this crime has been identified as one an extra on “Empire,” and the other Smollett’s personal trainer.
The two affiliated brothers below!
According to ABC, Anthony Guglielmi ,Chicago police spokesman, said that Smollett is in custody after surrendering to authorities after 5 a.m. Police said they would conduct a news conference at 9 a.m. Smollett is expected to appear in bond court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Meanwhile, The brothers Attorney, Gloria Schmidt, said that they testified in front of a jury on Wednesday.
The brothers told the jury that Smollet needs to come clean about what really happened.
“I think that Jussie’s conscience is probably not letting him sleep right now, so I think he should unload that conscience and just come out and tell the American people what actually happened,” Schmidt.
Smollett’s lawyers fired back, releasing a statement saying: “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”
Jessie smollett is currently facing up to three years in prision if convicted of filing a false police report.