Smollett likely to face federal charges, lawsuits and snickers on rocky road back to stardom

Smollett likely to face federal charges, lawsuits and snickers on rocky road back to stardom

Jussie Smollett hoax charges dropped, but federal investigation, lawsuits could be next

By Jessica Sager | Fox News

Jussie Smollett may have had the criminal charges related to his alleged staged hate crime dropped, but the “Empire” star may still face both federal charges and civil lawsuitsrelated to the scandal.

On Tuesday, the Cook County State’s Attorney dropped 16 felony counts against the actor stemming from his allegedly filing a false police report about a hate attack he claimed to have suffered on Jan. 29.

Though he escaped criminal charges, the legal fallout may not be over for Smollett.

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