Jussie Smollett will not meet with Chicago Police today: lawyer

Posted2/18/2019 1:39 PM

Jussie Smollett will not meet with Chicago police on Monday to discuss the ongoing investigation of a reported attack on the "Empire" star, a spokesman for his attorney said.

"There are no plans for Jussie Smollett to meet with Chicago police today. Any news reports suggesting otherwise are inaccurate," an emailed statement from public relations consultant Anne Kavanagh reads. "Smollett's attorneys will keep an active dialogue going with Chicago police on his behalf. We have no further comment today."


The announcement comes a day after Smollett's newly hired attorney, Todd S. Pugh, told the Chicago Sun-Times that the actor expected "to (be) back online tomorrow with the investigators."

Pugh said on Sunday that a possible sit-down with investigators would depend on "scheduling availability."

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