This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.CHICAGO — Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false report. Earlier Wednesday, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi Smollett was officially a suspect in a criminal investigation for filing a false police report. Detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury, Guglielmi said. He tweeted the news after Smollett’s attorneys met with prosecutors and detectives.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to recuse herself was made to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case,” said the spokeswoman, Tandra Simonton.