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Jussie Smollett Combating Domestic Violence Amid Pandemic Spike

Play video content Jussie Smollett‘s reacting to a dangerous byproduct of the nearly nationwide quarantine — a spike in domestic violence — by supporting a group he says is very dear to him. The ex-“Empire” star says, sadly, safe-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have created unsafe domestic situations for many vulnerable women […]

Jussie Smollett Jokes About Self-Quarantine For The Gram

Jussie Smollett hopped on Instagram, where he cracked a joke about being on “quarantine day 421” — a quip about fans shunning him over his alleged hate crime hoax. “Hope y’all are staying safe,” he wrote. “Spread love and kindness… not Rona,” before singer Stevie Wonder’s “A Place in the Sun” while playing the keyboard. […]

Jussie Smollett Breaks Social Media Silence, Sings During Quarantine

Play video content Jussie Smollett wants to move on from his alleged “attack” — despite a pending trial — and he’s singing about it while on coronavirus lockdown. Jussie just broke his social media silence Wednesday by singing and playing the piano. It’s the ex-“Empire” star’s first time posting anything in over 9 months, so […]

Jussie Smollett ‘Attacker’ Abel Osundairo Knocks Out Boxing Opponent

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Jussie Smollett‘s alleged attacker may not have done much damage to the actor on the streets of Chicago, but he keeps racking up knockouts in the ring. Abel Osundairo was a featured fighter in the 11th Annual Fights Amateur Boxing Tournament at the Belvedere Events Center in Elk Grove Village, […]

Chicaco Mayor Wants Jussie Smollett ToΒ  Be ‘Prosecuted To The Fullest Extent Of The Law’

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot has vowed to hold Jussie Smollett “accountable” for his actions after the Empire actor was indicted on six new charges stemming from last year’s alleged hate crime hoax. Smollett was arraigned in court on Monday, and bond was set at $20,000. He will be back in court on March 18.Β  But […]

Jussie Smollett Says ‘Truth’ Will Be His Defense In New Trial

Play video content Exclusive @LionsShareNews Jussie Smollett says the truth will set him free — literally — as he ramps up for a second round of fighting criminal charges in Chicago. The ex-‘Empire’ star was leaving LAX Tuesday when a photog ran into him and asked to see how he’s holding up. His lawyer says […]

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To New Alleged Hate Crime Hoax Charges

Empire actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to new charges that accuse him of staging an attack against himself last year in Chicago. Smollett pleaded not guilty to six counts of disorderly conduct. Following last year’s sham proceedings, a special prosecutor was brought in to review the charges which were dropped against the star. After […]

Donald Trump Jr. Calls Jussie Smollett ‘Decent Actor,’ Questions Story

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Donald Trump Jr. is back to taking shots at Jussie Smollett … questioning the alleged racist attack, and wondering why Jussie didn’t come up with a more believable scenario. We got the President’s son Thursday in New York City and asked what he thought the proper punishment should be for […]

Jussie Smollett Indicted 6 Counts For Lying To Cops About Hate Crime Hoax!!

More bad news for actor Jussie Smollett, who has been charged on six counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police over the now -infamous hate crime hoax which took place in January 2019. On the night of the attack, Smollett claimed white male Trump supporters attacked him, but after investing, he was charged […]

Jussie Smollett Must Still Defend City of Chicago Lawsuit for Investigative Costs

Exclusive TMZ.com Jussie Smollett now has a fight on his hands on 2 fronts, because the City of Chicago is not backing down from its lawsuit to recover the cost of investigating what authorities say was a fake “attack.” Multiple sources tell us, the City of Chicago could drop its case against Jussie to recover […]