Actor Jussi Smollett on bail free after a possible staged attack

Under massive interest from the press is Jussi Smollett Thursday, again on free feet come. The judge in Chicago decided that the Empire actor on bail could be released.

The security deposit is $ 100,000 (more than 88,000 euros), report American media. The 36-year-old Smollett also had his passport to hand. He left under a lot of media attention from the court.

Smollett was on Thursday arrested after he was indicted for making a false report and disturbance of public order. He gave himself up to a police station.

Chicago police said Thursday that Smollett himself a threatening letter sent. When that is not the desired amount of attention generated, he would have two brothers $ 3.500 $ (3087 euro) paid to an attack on himself in the scene.

Smollett would career like to boost

Smollett, who is African-American and homosexual, accused supporters of the Us president Donald Trump of the attack. They would call him a sling have put and political slogans out of Trumps campaign have called.

The Empire “star made use of the pain and anger of racism to his career progress to help,” said police chief Eddie Johnson. Smollett would be unhappy about his salary.

The case has a lot of loosened in the US, where large political division prevails.

Actor accused critics of racism

Many celebrities and political comments fell Smollett, in the first instance and condemned the racist and homophobic motives to the attack would have led.

People found it unbelievable that the actor around 2.00 a.m. on the street, was raided during a week in which the gevoelstemperaturen at that time, around -40 degrees Celsius layers. Smollett accused the skeptics in a television interview of racial bias.

If the actor is convicted, the charges against him a prison sentence of one to three years.

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