Jurnee Smollett has spoken out for the first time about the ongoing scandal surrounding her brother Jussie Smollett. The Empire star, who has maintained his innocence throughout the case, was dropped from the Fox show as a result of the scandal. Prosecutors later charged Smollett with filing a false police report before abruptly dropping the charges in March In February, however, Smollett was indicted again on similar charges, alleging he made "four separate false reports to Chicago Police Department officers related to his false claims that he was the victim of a hate crime. Jurnee Smollett said her brother, who has been largely out of the public eye of late, has been "staying creative, as creatives do" and briefly moved in with her following her divorce earlier this year. The Smollett family has also stood by Jussie throughout the scandal, calling him "an innocent man whose name and character has been unjustly smeared" in a statement after the charges were dropped. Jussie Smollett's sister Jurnee breaks silence on his alleged attack: 'It's been fing painful'. Save FB Tweet ellipsis More. Image zoom.
Jussie Smollett's sister, actress Jurnee Smollett, is maintaining her brother's innocence in her first public comments since he was accused of filing a false report about an alleged hate crime last year. Jussie Smollett, who is Black and gay, told Chicago police on Jan. The former "Empire" actor said the alleged attack happened near his apartment in the upscale neighborhood of Streeterville.
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