Jussie Smollett arrest imminent, officially charged with felony

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: Jussie Smollett attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP )

• ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett has been formally charged with felony disorderly conduct after allegedly filing a false report about his assault in Chicago.
• The needy star allegedly paid two brothers to stage the attack with props he snatched from a play, sources revealed.
• Shocking photos show the two brothers purchasing their masks, gloves and gear to stage the viral attack.

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“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report about an attack he said occurred as he walked to his apartment building in Streeterville last month.

The charge, a felony, was announced by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office Wednesday evening, hours after police called Smollett “a suspect in a criminal investigation … for filing a false police report.”

“The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has approved a disorderly conduct charge on Jussie Smollett,” Cook County prosecutors told yc.news, confirming that the ‘Empire’ star is up to no good.

This is a developing story.