Jussie Smollett hit with six new charges
A special prosecutor in Chicago has indicted actor Jussie Smollett on six new charges related to the faking of an alleged hate crime last year.
Cook County prosecutors had dropped similar charges against the actor in March of last year. The court then appointed special prosecutor Dan Webb to investigate the circumstances of the attack. Webb has charged Smollett with six felony counts of disorderly conduct related to false statements the actor gave to police.
Smollett, known for his role on the Fox drama Empire, had alleged that two men attacked him, beating him and dousing him with bleach before tying a noose around his neck. The actor also claimed that the men wore “Make America Great Again” hats, suggesting they were supporters of Donald
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