Jussie Smollett Arrested by Chicago Police for Filing False Police Report

Jussie Smollett Arrested by Chicago Police for Filing False Police Report
Update: Smollett has been arrested by by Chicago police and taken into custody. Chicago police confirmed the arrest on social media. Per Variety, A press briefing by Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and Cmdr. Edward Wodnicki will take place later Thursday morning and a bail hearing is expected to be scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Update: Smollett’s attorneys Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson have issued the following statement to IndieWire through Sharp & Associates PR: “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”

Update: Multiple outlets, including the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, are now reporting that Smollett has been charged with making a false police report. IndieWire is still
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