American actor Jussie Smollet walks free after being arrested for faking hate attack

American actor Jussie Smollet walks free after being arrested for faking hate attack

- American actor, Jussie Smollet, has been released after being charged for allegedly filing a fake police report

- Smollet was facing a 16-count charge which were all dropped on March 26 with his records wiped clean

- The actor was first arrested on February 21 and accused of faking a hate attack against himself

It has been an interesting roller coaster for American actor, Jussie Smollet, who went from being one of the stars of TV series, Empire, to being in police custody for allegedly faking a hate attack on himself.

Recall that the internet, including many celebrities, had been disturbed upon hearing news that Smollet was reportedly a victim of a homophobic attack in Chicago. However, several claims later stated that the actor might have staged the attack in which he denied.

On February 21, Smollet, who had faced many criticism for allegedly faking such attack was taken into police custody and accused of filing a false report. He was then facing a 16-count charge in which many stated could land him a long jail sentence, if found guilty.

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In what seems like a shock to millions of people who have followed the case keenly, Jussie was released on March 26 and had all his charges dropped. It was gathered that the actor also had his records wiped clean.

In a clip shared by ABC News on Twitter, Smollet can be heard stating that he is not guilty of doing that which he was accused of.

Watch below:

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Meanwhile, Actor Terrence Howard, who played the role of Smollett's father, took to social media to show his support for his onscreen son amid allegations of his staged attack on.

Howard had posted a video of the actor who was spotted rocking a giggling baby boy. He accompanied his video post with a caption in which he made it known that the actor’s friends were all strongly behind him despite what he was going through.

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