Jussie Smollett


Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges Over Alleged Attack

Jussie Smollett was indicted in Chicago on Tuesday, Feb. 11, one year after the Empire star was allegedly attacked in the city. Click here to get the latest legal details.

February 24, 2020

Where Jussie Smollett's Case Stands 1 Year After His Alleged Attack

It's been a year since Empire star Jussie Smollett alleged he'd was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack, a claim that turned his life upside down.

January 29, 2020

Google's Top Trending Searches of 2019 Reveal We're Obsessed With Celebrity Scandals

From Jussie Smollett's alleged attack case to James Charles' very public feud with Tati Westbrook, 2019 was full of celebrity scandals.

December 12, 2019


Jussie Smollett Officially Facing $130,000 Lawsuit in Alleged Attack Case

The City of Chicago is requesting repayment for the money spent on the investigation

October 22, 2019

What Will Happen to Jussie Smollett's Jamal on Empire?

There are still no plans for the actor to return to the series

August 7, 2019

Jussie Smollett Celebrates Pride in First Social Media Post Since Alleged Attack

Empire star posted a clip from Tarell Alvin McCraney's speech at the 2019 Tony Awards

June 10, 2019

Everything We Learned from the Jussie Smollett Case Documents Released by Chicago Police

In January, the Empire star reported that two men assaulted him and hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him. He was then charged with staging the incident. The charges were later dropped.

May 30, 2019

Fox's Empire Ending With Season 6 Full of "Shocking Surprises"

Will Jussie Smollett return for the final season?

May 13, 2019

Will Jussie Smollett Ever Return to Empire?

Fox and producers are keen on staying vague regarding the actor's future.

May 9, 2019

Empire Renewed For Season 6 With No Current Plans for Jussie Smollett to Return

Fox issued a statement after the renewal news about the controversial actor's future with the show

April 30, 2019

Jussie Smollett Takes Part in TV's First Gay, Black Wedding in His Last Empire Episode of the Season

Smollett's character Jamal wed Kai, played by Toby Onwumere, in the April 24 episode of the Fox drama

April 25, 2019

Empire Cast Pens Letter "As a United Front" Demanding Jussie Smollett Return to Show After Scandal

"Now, more than ever, we must stand together as a family," some cast members wrote

April 24, 2019

Jussie Smollett's Brother JoJo Asks After Alleged Attack Case: What If He Is Telling the Truth?

Last month, prosecutors dropped all charges against the actor after accusing him of staging a hate crime attack in Chicago.

April 20, 2019

Chris Rock Throws Shade at Jussie Smollett at NAACP Image Awards

Comedian said the Empire star was "getting no respect" from him

March 31, 2019

Jussie Smollett Skips NAACP Image Awards and Loses in His Category After Charges Are Dropped

He made headlines when he told Chicago police that two men attacked him. The following month he was charged with staging the incident. He pleaded not guilty and the case was recently dropped.

March 30, 2019


Jussie Smollett Attack Investigation Takes a Major Turn: Everything We Know

Empire star's criminal charges have been dropped in January attack case

March 28, 2019

Jussie Smollett's Attorney Addresses His Dropped Charges and Future Plans

The actor's criminal charges were unexpectedly dismissed on Tuesday.

March 27, 2019

Jussie Smollett's Criminal Charges Dropped in Attack Case

The "Empire" actor speaks to the public after the charges against him involving his Chicago attack in late January are dismissed. Get the details!

March 26, 2019


Jussie Smollett's Criminal Charges Dropped in Attack Case

Details on the court update in the Empire star's legal proceedings

March 26, 2019

Empire Creator Lee Daniels Addresses "Pain and Anger" Amid Jussie Smollett Scandal

He called the past few weeks a "freaking roller coaster"

March 21, 2019

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Falsified Case

The "Empire" actor files his plea in Cook County court denying the 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. Get the scoop.

March 14, 2019

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to Disorderly Conduct Charges in Alleged Falsified Attack Case

In January, the actor made headlines when he alleged he had been attacked in Chicago by two men.

March 14, 2019