Jussie Smollett arrested as he faces felony charge

Jussie Smollett

According to the Chicago Police Department Twitter feed actor Jussie Smollett has been placed under arrest and is in custody of detectives this morning after the ‘Empire’ star allegedly filed a false police report on Jan. 29 claiming he was a victim of a hate crime in Chicago. His bail hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.

Under Illinois law filing a false police report is considered disorderly conduct and punishable by one to three years in jail.

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