A Chicago grand jury on Friday indicted #Empire actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to police about a supposed hate crime attack, according to multiple reports https://t.co/v9RU87luuf— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 8, 2019
There is also an internal investigation in the Chicago Police Department into who has been leaking information to the press.
From the article:
"I would like to point out that a lot of the information out there was inaccurate and there were numerous agencies involved in this investigation," Sgt. Rocco Alioto said in a statement to THR. "As a standard procedure when there are allegations of information being leaked, an internal investigation has been opened and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities."
Smollett maintains his innocence. He is due back in court March 14 to face his disorderly conduct charge.