Smollett indicted on 16 counts stemming from reported attack

Smollett indicted on 16 counts stemming from reported attack

CHICAGO (AP)  — A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.

The Cook County grand jury indictment filed Thursday says he made a false report about an offense.

Smollett was charged on Feb. 20 with one count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.

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