‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett surrendered to Chicago police early this morning after repeated denials that he orchestrated the racist and homophobic attack in the Streeterville area of Chicago.
Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report when he reported that he was attacked.
For the first time since the Empire actor was charged with a felony, Jussie Smollett was forced to face the media and answer for his horrible made up accusations of violence, racism, and homophobia at the hands of “two white men” who according to Smollett, yelled, “This is MAGA country!”
Watch, as the actor who recently wept during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, over not being believed about the heinous crime he swore took place on that sub-zero night in Chicago, is being forced to face the media after being outed as a liar and a fraud.
“Jussie, do you apologize to the LGBT community? Jussie, what do you have to say to the people of Chicago? What about your Empire castmates?” are just some of the questions that were being asked of the Empire actor by a massive mob of reporters.
Here’s another shot of Smollett, as he’s swarmed by the media, demanding he answer them about his false allegations.
For most people, Smollett’s heinous act of faking a hate crime in such a public way would have been a career-ending move, apparently, for the Empire actor, who reported immediately from court to the set of Empire, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
According to the New York Post, Smollett is already back to work.
Embattled “Empire” star Jussie Smollett was back at work after his release from police custody Thursday — but his future on the hit drama remains up in the air.
Smollett returned to the set at Cinescape Chicago Film Studios, where Empire is recorded, according to a source close to the Fox TV network, which produces the show.
His lawyer said earlier that the show had rearranged shooting to accommodate his court appearance.
But it’s highly likely that Smollett’s role as Jamal Lyon will at least be reduced due to the scandal surrounding him, the source told Page Six.
Earlier Thursday, 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Entertainment responded to Smollett’s arrest by saying, ”We understand the seriousness of this matter, and we respect the legal process.
“We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.”