Empire-actor Jussi Smollett, who is suspected of a false report to have done after an alleged racist and homophobic attack, suggested Thursday in court in Chicago are innocent.
Smollett is on sixteen points charged and declared in all cases are innocent, writes Variety.
According to prosecutors, put the actor at the end of January an attack on themselves in the scene. He told the police that two men attacked him and racist and homophobic slogans at him, shouting. Would they bleach all over him have thrown a rope around his neck.
After the viewing of camera images could the two men be detected. According to the police it goes to the brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, both on the set of Empire worked. Prosecutors argue that Smollett them $ 3.500 $ paid for the nepaanval, so that he and his employer then to storage could ask for.
If Smollett is found guilty, he may, up to a maximum of three years imprisonment to be sentenced. The actor should be in about a month to re-appear before the judge.
Sixteen indictments against Jussi Smollett possible imagined attack