Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi revealed on Twitter that the Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested and now in police custody.
Smollett is facing a felony charge for allegedly filing a false police report.
Taking to Twitter, the police spokesman said Jussie Smollett “is under arrest and in custody of detectives.”
His bail hearing will be taking place later today. However, his lawyer believes he has the right to be seen as innocent until proven guilty.
“Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked,” his attorneys said in a statement.
He went on to state that they intend on mounting an aggressive defense for Jussie Smollett
“Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”