The Jussie Smollett scandal is heating up once again. Despite charges against him pertaining to the now infamous hoax attack being dropped last year, the actor is now being hit with a set of new charges stemming from the incident.
On Tuesday, Smollet was indicted by special prosecutor Dan Webb, and now faces six felony counts of disorderly conduct. These charges stem from the four separate false police reports that he gave claiming to be the victim of a hate crime when he was in fact, not.
In addition to these new charges, the City of Chicago has brought forth a lawsuit against the embattled actor, claiming that half a million dollars in financial resources was dedicated to Jussie’s case under false pretenses, for which they are requesting he pay restitution for.
According to TMZ, the brothers who were reportedly paid by Smollett to assist with the hoax, Abel and Ola Osundairo, have agreed to cooperate with authorities in the case against the former Empire star.
Their lawyer, Gloria Schmidt, says that the brothers are “fully committed to the public knowing the truth.”
Looks like Jussie Smollett won’t return to acting any time soon if these cases stick.