Empire star, Jussie Smollett has been released from jail.

Recall, Smollett was arrested on Thursday for allegedly filing a false police report where he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two Nigerian men shouting racist and homophobic slurs.

According to Voice of America,VOA, the actor appeared in court in Chicago, Illinois, where the judge set bond and demanded he surrender his passport before being released from custody.

Smollett upon release was granted bail set at $100,000.

He has to surrender his passport as part of his bail conditions and post 10% of his total bail to be released from custody. He’s also subject to pre-trial monitoring.

After his release, he was met with a multitude of paparazzi and press before been whisked away in a black SUV.

Smollet is facing a felony charge for allegedly filing a false police report where he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two Nigerian men shouting racist and homophobic slurs.

However, his attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, in a statement, said the actor has the right to be seen as innocent until proven guilty.

The statement read: “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.

“Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defence.”

http://newsstandard.ng/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Jussie-Smollett-39393.jpghttp://newsstandard.ng/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Jussie-Smollett-39393-150x150.jpgBenedict Obi-ChukwuEntertainmentEmpire star, Jussie Smollett has been released from jail. Recall, Smollett was arrested on Thursday for allegedly filing a false police report where he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two Nigerian men shouting racist and homophobic slurs. According to Voice of America,VOA, the actor appeared in court in Chicago,...Nigerian News