Jussie Smollett Indicted For Staging Alleged Hate Crime

Nearly a year after charges were abruptly dropped, Jussie Smollett has now been indicted for allegedly staging a hate-crime attack against himself in January 2019.

Cook County special prosecutor Dan Webb revealed that Jussie has been hit with six new counts of disorderly conduct, further accusing the Empire star of lying to the Chicago Police Department about the incident.

As Page Six reports, Dan’s investigation revealed that Jussie “planned and participated in a staged crime attack,” and then “made numerous false statements … reporting a heinous hate crime that he, in fact, knew had not occurred.”

At the time, the actor told cops he was jumped by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs — including “This is MAGA country!” — at him, in an attack that involved bleach and a noose.

However, police ultimately determined that Jussie had concocted the whole thing and paid two brothers $3,500 to stage the attack.

He was later hit with a 16-count felony indictment for filing a false police report. Then, a few weeks later, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx abruptly dropped the charges.

Dan was appointed in August to re-examine the case. Clearly, he found it to be worth multiple indictments.

Ouch. Looks like the game’s up, Jussie.