Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a Chicago Grand Jury on charges related to the January 2019 incident where he claims to have fell victim to a violent hate crime.
The former Empire star allegedly faced a homophobic and racist attack last January. According to NBC News, Smollet was indicted on six charges of disorderly conduct in relation to the ordeal. Jussie Smollett faced charges for allegedly orchestrating the attack however those charges were dropped. Since then, the special prosecutors’ office says they have sufficient factual evidence leading to a disagreement in dropping the charges.
“The CCSAO decision-makers overseeing the Smollett resolution decision have not identified any new evidence they learned of between the time of indictment and dismissal of the indictment that changed their view that the evidence against Mr. Smollett was strong,” says the office of Special Prosecutor Dan Webb in an official statement.
According to NBC News, Jussie Smollett also faces a $130,000 lawsuit for the resources used on the investigation into his alleged attack.