“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested for allegedly filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate-crime attack in Chicago, according to a report from NBC News.
Smollett was charged Wednesday with felony disorderly conduct for the allegedly false report he made with Chicago police on Jan. 29, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. In it he claimed he was assaulted by two masked men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs.
No word on whether CNN coincidentally arrived an hour ahead of arresting officers to capture the moment.
WIBC host Tony Katz argues that Smollett’s arrest and probable conviction will not undo the damage that’s been done against Trump supporters. He offers his perspective in the following clip: