BREAKING: Jussie Smollett Charged With Felony Disorderly Conduct By Falsifying A Police Report

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Updated: 2/20/19 9:40 pm EST

Updated: 2/20/19 8:45 pm EST

Officials say, “Jussie Smollett to appear for a court hearing in a Cook County courtroom Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Just in: Jussie Smollett’s attorneys say “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.” Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson

“Case Update: Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony). Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury.”

My colleague @vincefloress who is at courthouse says brothers and their attorney walked into Grand Jury room at 3:46. @cbschicago

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