Tag Archives: Chicago Police Department

Watch — Surveillance Footage Shows Jussie Smollett, Osundairo Brothers at Scene of ‘Hate Hoax’

Recently released surveillance footage places former Empire actor Jussie Smollett and his alleged attackers — Abel and Ola Osundairo — at the scene where the trio staged what is believed by police investigators to have been an orchestrated hate hoax.

Jussie Smollett Team: ‘Need Your Help on the Low’ Text to ‘Attacker’ Was About Steroids, Not Alleged Hate Hoax

The team of former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett claims an ambiguous text message he sent to one of his suspected attackers prior to his purported assault was about illegal herbal steroids, not his alleged hate hoax.

Judge Orders Special Prosecutor to Examine Jussie Smollett Probe

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor Friday to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of lying to the police by claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago in January.

Police Records: Jussie Smollett Denied ‘Black as Sin’ Osundairo Brothers Were His Attackers

Recently released records show disgraced “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett denied to the Chicago Police Department that Abel and Ola Osundairo were his attackers, citing their dark skin color.

Kim Foxx Aide Called Chicago Police ‘The Worst’ Amid Smollett Firestorm

Newly-released text messages reveal an aide to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx harshly criticized the Chicago Police Department’s conduct during their investigation into the alleged hate hoax carried by Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

Kim Foxx Called Jussie Smollett ‘Washed Up Celeb Who Lied to Cops’ in Text Messages

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx referred to actor Jussie Smollett as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” in texts messages to members of her staff sent roughly two weeks prior to her office dropping all charges against the “Empire” star.

Report: Jussie Smollett Cut from Starring Role in Broadway Revival of ‘Take Me Out’

Empire actor Jussie Smollett will no longer co-star in the Broadway revival of the play “Take Me Out” amid lingering charges that the performer staged a hate crime against himself, according to a report.

Jussie Smollett Jets to Hawaii After Refusing to Repay $130,000 to Chicago for Hate Hoax

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett looked carefree while vacationing with family in Hawaii Wednesday after rebuffing demands from Chicago officials to repay the investigation costs into his alleged hate hoax. 

Legal Expert: Chicago Lawsuit Is Jussie Smollett’s ‘Worst Nightmare’ — ‘City Wants Pound of Flesh’

While Cook County prosecutors may have let Empire actor Jussie Smollett off for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself, one legal expert predicts the city of Chicago could still cause him major issues. Chicago officials last Thursday announced plans to file

Smollett Drama: Rep. Bobby Rush Calls Chicago Police ‘Sworn Enemy of Black People’

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) on Saturday slammed the Chicago police union as the “sworn enemy of black people” for demanding Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx resign over her office’s handling of Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s case, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Watch: Kim Foxx Remains Silent as Supporter Calls Chicago Police ‘Blue Klux Klan’

A supporter of Cook County Attorney Kim Foxx, whose office recently dropped all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett, refered to the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police as the “Blue Klux Klan” in a Saturday afternoon press conference —  a racial slur the top prosecutor would not refute when asked whether she concurred with the comparison. 

Jussie Smollett Lawyer Threatens Chicago After Demand of $130K Hate Hoax Repayment

An attorney for Empire actor Jussie Smollett on Thursday responded to Chicago officials demanding repayment for the investigation costs into his alleged hate hoax by threatening his own legal actions, according to the Chicago Tribune.

‘Empire’ Star Taraji P. Henson Reveals Jussie Smollett Won’t Be Fired for Hate Hoax

Appearing Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” “Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson said that her co-star Jussie Smollett will return to the Fox Entertainment program next season despite accusations of staging a hate crime against himself.