Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago

February 11, 2020 - 6:09 pm

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Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on himself last year in downtown Chicago.

The indictment came from a special prosecutor who was appointed after Cook County prosecutors dropped the same charges last March. Special prosecutor Dan Webb said Tuesday in a statement that Smollett faces six counts of disorderly conduct.

The charges stem from four separate false reports that he gave to police in which he contended he was a victim of a hate crime.

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