I always liked Jussie Smollet from his acting on Empire and interviews I'd seen so I didn't want this to be true, but according to CNN, Jussie is officially being charged:
A charge of disorderly conduct has been approved against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, according to an email from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
Filing a false police report is disorderly conduct, according to Illinois code.
Disorderly conduct is a class 4 felony, the State's Attorney Office says.
A bail hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CT Thursday.
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