Slap on the Wrist: Jussie Smollett Charged with One Count of ‘Disorderly Conduct’
It looks like Jussie Smollett is going to get a mere slap on the wrist for allegedly lying to police and manufacturing a fake hate crime against himself to libel half the country as evil racists.
From ABC 7 Chicago:
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with one
count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, the
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said Wednesday evening.
Smollett is due in court in Chicago at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Chicago
police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said CPD detectives will make contact
with Smollett’s legal team to “negotiate a reasonable surrender for his
Smollett is not in custody at this time. Guglielmi told ABC News police
are not actively looking for the actor because “this is not a violent
crime,” but said “the longer this goes, the more we have to do what we
have to do.”
Smollett faces at most one and a half years in
prison. The Nigerian brothers who allegedly helped him stage this fake
hate crime are not facing any charges.