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Smollett case appears to unravel, as police file charges

Clip: 02/22/2019 | 8m 6s Video has closed captioning.

Nearly three weeks after claiming he was the victim of a violent racist and homophobic attack, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report. If convicted, the 36-year-old actor faces up to three years in prison and could be forced to pay the cost of the nearly month-long investigation. Amna Nawaz talks to Derrick Clifton of NBC News.

Aired: 02/22/19

Rating: NR

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