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Grand jury indicts actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts

Posted: 4:14 PM, Mar 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-08 17:15:00-05
Grand jury indicts actors Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts

A grand jury in Chicago granted an indictment of 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct on actor Jussie Smollet, who is accused of lying about being attacked in late January in Chicago, ABC News reported.

The charges come in two sets, according to ABC. One set of charges involve Smollett filing a false police report, when he told officers that two attackers shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him. A second set of charges were for an interview Smollett gave to police later that day.

Smollett is out on a $100,000 bond.

Two men were originally arrested for the alleged attack, but were later cleared of charges after police claimed that Smollett paid the men to stage the attack.