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‘Empire’ Actor Released Following Felony Indictment

Feb 21, 2019  •  Post A Comment

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was released from custody today in Chicago following a court appearance in connection with his allegedly false report that he was a victim of a hate crime on Jan. 29. Smollett was charged with felony disorderly conduct, according to media reports.

The AP reports that the charge could bring a sentence of one to three years in prison, along with the requirement that Smollett pay for the cost of the investigation into his report that he was attacked.

TMZ reports that Smollett was released after his bail was set at $100,000. He reportedly had to surrender his passport as part of the conditions of his bail.

Donald Trump weighed in on the Smollett case this morning on Twitter, calling Smollett’s comments “racist and dangerous.” You can see Trump’s tweet below.

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