Meet Jussie Smollett, 36. Smollett, best known for his role as Jamal Lyon on the Fox Network series EMPIRE, posed for the mugshot above after being arrest for staging a bogus hate crime on the streets of Chicago.
Smollett turned himself in at the Central District police station at 18th and State streets around 5 a.m., Thursday February 21, 2019.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said at a news conference Thursday morning that “Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.”
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