CHICAGO (Reuters) - “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett arrived in a Chicago court on Thursday where he will face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city street. Actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Wearing a navy suit and dress coat, Smollett, 36, appeared serious and quiet standing next to his attorneys as Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins was assigned to his case.

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