Prosecutors said Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo, one of the brothers who helped Smollett allegedly stage the January 29 hate attack, served as Smollett's drug dealer, selling him Molly several times since the spring of 2018. Police say scratches on Smollett's face were likely self-inflicted. Authorities believe Smollett, who is black and openly gay, staged the attack because he wanted a raise.
CHICAGO -The producers of the TV show "Empire" said Friday that Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season "to avoid further disruption on set" after Smollett was accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in Chicago. That cooperation is nearly certainly the main reason they haven't been charged.
Smollett's attorneys say they plan to mount an "aggressive defense" against his disorderly conduct charge.
The superintendent said, however, that Smollett was given no more attention than any other alleged crime victim, but he lamented that resources devoted to this investigation could have been deployed elsewhere.
The statement denied rumors circulating on social media that placed doubt on the allegations: Smollett "told the police everything from the very beginning", his family stated, and his story had "never changed".
A source close to the Empire production team told ET earlier Thursday that a meeting with Fox was expected to happen on Thursday to discuss Smollet's future with the show.
A number of high profile celebrities and politicians defended Smollett after initial reports of the attack emerged, including Democratic 2020 candidate Kamala Harris who called it an attempted "modern day lynching".
"Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system", the statement begins. "We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options".
His national emergency creates far more problems than it solves and is a complete overextension of executive powers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several Democratic state attorneys general already have said they might go to court.
Brad's ex fiancee Gwyneth Paltrow was also at the bash, along with the birthday girl's former lover, John Mayer . When ET spoke to Aniston back in December, she said DeGeneres was actually going to throw her a birthday party .
Yet there is a feeling Guardiola doesn't know his best defence - his experimental team selection was evidence of that. After hosting Arsenal , they travel to Everton on Wednesday before playing Chelsea at home four days later.
The rover was as only created to survive for 90 days on the surface of Mars but kept on trundling for 15 years. Opportunity landed on Mars on January 25, 2004, bouncing across the surface in an inflatable airbag.
Knight has two seasons, including 2019, and about $30 million left on the five-year, $70 million deal he signed with the Suns. Burks averaged 11.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 34 games for the Cavaliers.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding LeBron James' Space Jam 2 as soon as more information becomes available. Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is producing this one with Terence Nance ( Random Acts of Flyness ) directing.
Opposition politician Miguel Pizarro said Mr Guaido's team would talk about how the aid would move once it was in place. Last month, the Lima Group announced a travel ban on senior Venezuelan officials and a freeze on their foreign assets.
In 2010, a boat of 90 asylum seekers - mostly from Iraq and Iran - sank off the island, killing 50 people on board. Medical evacuations have become a loophole in Australia's policy of exiling asylum seekers who arrive by boat.
Richard Shelby , Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee told Fox News Sunday he put the odds of a deal at 50-50. Now, with the bad offers being made by them to the Border Committee, I actually believe they want a Shutdown .
James acted as if he would be interested in selecting Dirk, but then laughed it off and selected his good friend Dwayne Wade. Damian Lillard found out last week that he had made his fourth All-Star team .
AG Sulzberger Condemns Trump's 'Enemy of the People' Slam
Trump also repeatedly berated his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his failure to rein in the Russian Federation probe. Several members of the media were shoved and assaulted at President Trump's campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, last week.
Lady Gaga and Fiance Christian Carino Break Up
"This relationship is different because Christian understands her on a more intimate level". "There's no long dramatic story". The couple's split was confirmed to United States celebrity magazine People by a representative for the singer.
Ravens Joe Flacco Traded to Broncos
Well, now that punchline moves on to Denver as John Elway gets the strong-armed quarterback he's been looking for. Flacco was cleared later in the year, but the Ravens chose to start rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson .
Defend Pro-Life Laws at the Supreme Court
He wrote he was prepared to reverse course if it did in fact burden a woman's access to abortion, as opponents claimed. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch noted their dissent but did not join the Kavanaugh opinion.
Tony Gonzalez elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame
Brandt's eye for talent helped the Dallas Cowboys post 20 consecutive winning seasons (1966-85) during his tenure from 1960-88. Reed is the first pure safety to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility since Ken Houston in 1986.