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.
This was the fourth time that Casey had a 54-hole lead of at least two shots on the PGA Tour and failed to win. Casey also closed Monday's play with a birdie putt at 18 to finish alone in second at 16 under.
But Edelman usually goes with a more clean-cut look in the offseason, so with the season over it's time for his annual shave. Edelman agreed to it, and even matched her $10K donation. "I love you, beard", Edelman said.
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.
Brown was charged in November for driving his black sports auto over 100 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone. Last month, two lawsuits were filed against Brown after he allegedly threw furniture from his 14th-floor apartment.
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.
We also glimpses of woodsman Kristoff ( Jonathan Groff ) and snowman Sven ( Josh Gad ) in seemingly unsafe situations. The red-carpet interview was conducted around the same time rumors started swirling that Sterling K.
The Thank U, Next song reached 100 million plays in just 11 days, setting yet another record for the Spotify streaming service. One new report claims that Ariana Grande and the team behind the awards show had a disagreement over her song choices.
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.
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.
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 .
In order to protect the identity of their source, the news outlet published re-typed versions of the schedules they received. People inside are genuinely scared.,' said former White House aide, Cliff Sims.
LeBron James' Space Jam 2 scores 2021 release date
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Tyson Fury lands UK£80m ESPN TV deal
I want the biggest fights - the Joshuas, the Wilders of the world and everybody else out there too. It's changed dramatically, so it's up to us now to sit down and get it over the line.
NBA All-Star Game Preview, Tips, and Odds
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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 .
U.S. revokes Venezuelan lawmakers visas
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Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Tease ‘Baby #2’
Despite the weather pushing her party indoors, Stormi's special day was still a hoot complete with a rainbow birthday cake. Kylie announced she had given birth to Stormi on February 4 past year , during the Super Bowl game.