Hate crime or hoax? A timeline of the Jussie Smollett case

All charges were just dropped against the 'Empire' actor

Stars Insider

05/04/19 | StarsInsider

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Over the past two months, 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett has gone from victim to villain to potentially victim again. Initially reporting to police that he was the target of a racist and homophobic assault, the story then turned to the possibility of Smollett having concocted the whole thing. He was indicted on 16 counts, but on March 26 all charges against him were dropped.

So, just how did this very confusing case go down? This gallery provides all you need to know in a detailed timeline.

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