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Jussie Smollet Indicted For Felony On Charge Of Filing False Police Report

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GEEZ, has this been a rollercoaster ride! Well, Urban Leakers, it has come to an end.

According to TMZ:
“Jussie Smollett has just been indicted for a felony … filing a false police report, and the stakes are 3 years in prison.”

A Cook County Grand Jury handed down the indictment late Wednesday, after grand jurors heard testimonies and evaluated the evidence.

The 2 brothers reportedly told Grand Jurors they staged the so-called “attack” at Jussie’s behest and even got paid for it. Earlier today footage was released of the brothers buying a bunch of supplies before the incident … including ski masks, gloves, bandanas, sunglasses and red hats.”

News came in earlier today that Smollet was under investigation by the Chicago police:

The news came in a tweet by Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. “Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony). Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury,” he wrote.

Initially, Chicago police revealed that the actor, who is black and gay and portrays a gay character on Empire, had reported suffering a vicious assault while walking downtown in the early morning hours. According to the department, Smollett said two individuals shouted racist and homophobic slurs, physically attacked him and wrapped a rope around his neck before they fled.

Why, Jussie?