Cook County grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollet

On Feb. 20, prosecutors charged Smollett with only one count for filing a false report claiming two men attacked him downtown on Jan. 29 while shouting racist and homophobic slurs. Prosecutors alleged Smollett staged the attack. Police believe the actor was unhappy with his salary and wanted to promote his career. Smollet, maintains his innocence.