Eddie Johnson

What happened? A timeline of the Jussie Smollett case

What happened? A timeline of the Jussie Smollett case

Actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police in January that two men attacked him near his apartment building in Streeterville, slipping a noose around his neck and yelling racial and homophobic slurs. More than three weeks later, authorities said they believed Smollett was lying and charged him with disorderly conduct, alleging he filed a false police report. On March 26, prosecutors announced they were dropping charges against Smollett, who said he had been “consistent and truthful” from day one.

Here are some key moments:

Jan. 22, 2019

— The week before he says he was attacked in Streeterville, Smollett

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