Jussie Smollett appeared on the red carpet for the first time since stepping down from public life as he deals with ongoing legal issues.
The former “Empire” star has been the subject of controversy for years after he allegedly forged a hate crime incident in 2019.
The actor, however, maintained his innocence as late as July when he told Fox News he was attending a “dog and pony show” while entering court on renewed charges, including six counts of gross misconduct for allegedly lying. for the police about a racist. homophobic attack, he claims, was in his favor.
On Friday, the 39-year-old actor appeared at a premiere of his directorial debut film “B-Boy Blues” in Harlem.
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People reports that the film is based on James Earl Hardy’s 1994 novel of the same name. It was produced by Smollett’s SuperMassive Movies with Hardy and others.
It follows the relationship between Mitchell Crawford, a 27-year-old journalist, and Raheim Rivers, a 21-year-old bicycle messenger and banjo boy, better known as a B-boy, as they struggle with homophobia after falling in love at 6 p.m. a bar in New York City. Although the film is complete and capable of being shown, it is still looking for a distributor before it can be seen more widely by the public.
“Seeing all the love for the movie is insanely beautiful,” he said on his Instagram Story. “More to come as I catch up, but to everyone who came out last night with so much love and community … on behalf of everyone @bboybluesfilm, thank you.”
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The appearance comes a few days before Smollett is due to appear in court again on November 29 for his role in the alleged false hate crime. In 2019, he initially told police he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slander at him. They allegedly tied a rope around his neck and poured a liquid on him. However, two men he worked with on “Empire” came forward and claimed that he paid them $ 3,500 to stage the entire attack as an advertising stunt.
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The charges in the case were initially dropped and the actor forfeited a $ 10,000 bail. A year later, however, Cook County Special Prosecutor Dan Webb charged him with six new counts of disorderly conduct and lying to the Chicago Police Department.
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