Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped

Lawyers for Empire actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about an attack have been dropped. Smollett had been indicted on 16 felony counts related to making a false report he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.

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