Chicago police have released hundreds of files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s claim he was attacked by two men – including video footage of the Empire actor wearing a thin white rope wrapped around his neck.
Empire has been renewed for a sixth season – but there are “no plans” for Jussie Smollett to return to the show, Fox said.
Jussie Smollett’s brother has defended the Empire actor, and asked: “What if he is telling the truth?”
The city of Chicago plans to sue Jussie Smollett to recoup the costs of investigating an alleged attack on the actor.
Donald Trump has called the Jussie Smollett case an “embarrassment” to the US days after all charges were dropped against the actor.
Jussie Smollett’s lawyer has accused authorities of “continuing their campaign” against the actor despite prosecutors dropping all charges against him.
Empire star Jussie Smollett’s lawyer is trying to shift attention back to two brothers who told police they were paid by the actor to help stage a racist, anti-gay attack on him.
Jussie Smollett has said he has been “truthful and consistent” after all charges against him were dropped.
The creator of Empire has revealed the cast’s “anger and sadness” over the Jussie Smollett incident.
Empire actor Jussie Smollett has pleaded not guilty to the charges accusing him of lying to police about being attacked in Chicago a few weeks ago.
A grand jury in the US has indicted Empire actor Jussie Smollett on 16 charges related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.
A judge has set a $100,000 (£77,000) bond for Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of staging an attack against himself in Chicago last month.
Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with filing a false police report after alleging he had been the victim of a racist and homophobic attack, authorities have said.
The investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack has taken another twist after Chicago police said two men arrested over the case are also black.
Reports that an alleged attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett was staged are “unconfirmed”, police have said.
Actor Jussie Smollett has dismissed any suggestion that he has been less than cooperative with police since the star of the Empire television drama reported he was attacked by two masked men in Chicago last month.
Empire actor Jussie Smollett said he believed “justice will be served” as he spoke publicly for the first time since being targeted in an allegedly homophobic and racist assault.
Chicago police have recovered more surveillance footage of Empire actor Jussie Smollett walking before and after he says he was attacked by two masked men.
Police investigating an alleged homophobic and racist attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett have released CCTV images showing “people of interest”.
Police investigating an alleged homophobic and racist assault on Empire actor Jussie Smollett said a review of security camera footage has led to “potential persons of interest” being wanted for questioning.