“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is officially deemed a “suspect” in the Chicago Police Department’s investigation into his alleged attack.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi issued a statement on Twitter Wednesday evening indicating that “Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony.”
“Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury,” he stated.
The news comes just hours after 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment issued a statement standing by Smollett as a “consummate professional” who “is not being written out of the show [Empire],” as MRCTV reported.
This story is developing. Stay tuned to MRCTV for updates.