Chicago Police Department has arrested Empire actor, Jussie Smollett today (February 21 2019) for lying about an alleged homophobic attack on him.
The actor is being charged with committing a felony by filing a false police report that he was attacked.
iDONSABI in an earlier post, reported that a new evidence had emerged to suggest that Jussie Smollet might have lied about the alleged January 29 homophobic attack on him.
Chicago PD police spokesman confirmed report of Jussie Smollet’s arrest on twitter.
Jussie Smollett is under arrest and in custody of detectives.
The actor’s bai hearing has also been schedued for later today.
However, Jussie Smollet’s lawyers says he is still an innocent man until proven guilty by a court of law.
Earlier on Jussie Smollet hired Los Angeles top shot lawyer, Mark Gregos to defend him alongside Chicago-based attorneys Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson.
Breaking: as I first hinted at yesterday, I can now confirm, LA ace lawyer Mark Geragos will serve on the Jussie Smollett defense team. Team will still be lead by local / Chicago counsel.@cbschicago pic.twitter.com/ZLSwpycBIK
— Brad Edwards (@tvbrad) February 20, 2019
Jussie Smollet’s lawyers, also revealed that they intend to put up an aggressive defence for Jussie Smollet.