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'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett May Be Heading Back to Court in Alleged 'Hate Crime' Hoax

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The case against Jussie Smollett is not officially closed. On Friday, June 21, a judge recommended that a special prosecutor needs to be appointed to investigate attorney Kimberly Foxx’s handling of the high-profile case after all charges were dropped against the Empire actor.  

Chicago police charged Jussie with 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct after he was allegedly accused of staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself and falsifying a police report. After pleading not guilty and maintaining his innocence following the January incident, Fox executives announced that there were “no plans” to bring the actor back for the sixth and final season of the popular show, Empire.

As for what Jussie Smollett is doing now, it looks like the 36-year-old could be heading back to court.