Statement from Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys

“Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”   -Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson

BREAKING NEWS – WATCH: Jussie Smollett Describes His Account, As Police Officials Name Him a Suspect for Filing A False Police Report

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago detectives suspect that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago late last month, a police official said Wednesday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also said Wednesday that detectives and two brothers who were earlier deemed suspects in the Jan. 29 attack were testifying before a grand jury. Smollett’s attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor P. Henderson, met with prosecutors and police earlier Wednesday afternoon. It’s unknown what was discussed or whether Smollett attended the meeting. The attorneys didn’t reply to requests

BREAKING NEWS: Polices Sources Reporting Evidence Suggests Jussie Smollett Orchestrated Attack

According to CNN and the Chicago Tribune, police sources have said detectives are investigating the possibility that Smollett had 2 brothers fake the alleged attack around 2 a.m. Jan. 29 in Streeterville. Reports show the brothers have worked with Smollett on “Empire” and use the same gym. Smollett follows the brothers’ bodybuilding page on Instagram. Chicago police said Saturday they have reached out to the attorney for Jussie Smollett because they want to speak to Smollett after releasing the two brothers they had been questioning about a reported attack against the actor Smollett has hired Micheal Cohn’s criminal defense lawyer Michael Monico, the

Jussie Smollett Turns Over Phone Records, Says He Redacted Phone Files to Protect Privacy

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett on Tuesday said he redacted some information from his phone before giving it to Chicago police investigating a reported attack on the “Empire” actor in order to protect the privacy of contacts and people who are not relevant to the attack. Smollett’s representatives issued a statement a day after police said the heavily redacted phone records he turned over to detectives this week were insufficient for a criminal investigation.  The statement is the latest in a back-and-forth between Smollett and police since he reported the attack in downtown Chicago on Jan. 29. Police have made

Actor Bryshere Y. Gray Shares How He Stays Focused

Watch as we catch up with “Empire” actor Bryshere Y. Gray during PRE, BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee’s exclusive BET Awards Dinner for the 17th Annual BET Awards held at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.
Host: Brittany K. Jackson

Bryshere Y. Gray, Jesse Collins & Elijah Kelley Talk New Edition Story

The Los Angeles Sentinel catches up with Empire Star Bryshere Y. Gray, Film Producer Jesse Collins and actor Elijah Kelley at the red carpet premiere of the New Edition Story, scheduled to air during six-hour, three night premiere January 24, 25, and 26, 2017 on BET.
Correspondent: Brittany K. Jackson