By Kirill Kurevlev
December 9, 2021
The former “Empire” actor was accused of orchestrating a racist and homophobic attack against himself in January 2019 and of lying to the police.
After two days of deliberation, a jury in Chicago on Thursday finally delivered a verdict on actor Jussie Smollett’s staged hate crime case.
The actor, who faced six counts in his case, was found guilty of the first five counts, including disorderly conduct, and acquitted of the last count.
The sixth count was that Smollett told a Chicago PD detective that he had been a victim of an aggravated battery.