Article by Bryan Howard
February 21, 2019
The ‘Empire’ actor has officially surrendered himself over to the police for his arrest according to Chicago police Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi. Smollett turned himself in early Thursday morning for his charges of Disorderly Conduct and Filing a False Police Report.
Press Briefing: Jussie Smollet is under arrest and in custody of detectives. At 9am at #ChicagoPolice Headquarters, Supt Eddie Johnson, Commander of Area Central Detectives Edward Wodnicki will brief reporters on the investigation prior to the defendants appearance in court. pic.twitter.com/9PSv8Ojec2adsense
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 21, 2019adsense
Smollett falsely claimed he was attacked in middle of the night by two white MAGA supporters. Smollett claimed they poured bleach on him and tied a rope around his neck, while screaming racial and homophobic slides towards him.
The event turned out to be staged and he had his two Nigerian friends involved with the hoax.