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A Chicago jury Thursday reached guilty verdicts on five of six charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of falsely reporting he was the victim of a disturbing, hate-fueled beating.

The panel, deliberating since Wednesday afternoon, weighed six counts of felony disorderly conduct against Smollett for telling police he was brutally assaulted on Jan. 29, 2019, at 2:45 a.m. in the Windy City’s Streeterville neighborhood.

Read the full story at NBC News.

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