Judge May Decide If Records In Empire Actor’s Case Will Be Released
May 23, 2019 1:32PM CDT
A Cook County judge has ordered sealed documents in the Jussie Smollett case can be made public. The ruling was released today in court after the records were sealed in March shortly after charges against the Empire actor were dropped by States Attorney Kim Foxx’s office. Smollett initially faced several charges for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself in January in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. The City of Chicago is suing the actor for the costs of the investigation and damage to the city’s reputation.