Jussie Smollett appeared for the first time in 2 years before the trial
Jussie Smollett is back in the spotlight amid an ongoing scandal that has derailed his acting career.
On Friday, November 19, the 39-year-old actor attended the premiere of his film in New York City. B-Boy Blues, the director’s directorial debut. This is the former’s first red carpet event Empire actor since January 2019, when he reported to authorities that he was the victim of an alleged racist, homophobic crime in Chicago. He was later indicted for making a false police report and will be tried on the matter later this month.
At the time, he told authorities that two masked men threw a noose around his neck and poured chemicals on him while shouting racist and bizarre slurs. homosexuality, as well as declaring support for the then-President. Donald Trump. A month later, amid growing suspicions about his account, police arrested the actor and charged him with paying the brothers $3,500 to orchestrate the attack.