Jussie Smollett found guilty of lying about hate crime attack to the police


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Former 'Empire' star was convicted of five counts of lying to the police about the incident, where he claimed to have been the victim of a racist, homophobic assault. He was however, acquitted on a sixth charge. At trial this week, Smollett, 39, stood by denials that he staged the hoax attack against himself, reports the BBC. Prosecutors countered that he "lied for hours" on the stand as he repeated what he told to Chicago police.