Jussie Smollett posts bail after arrest

Posted at 11:01 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 01:02:40-05
Jussie Smollett (NBC)
Jussie Smollett (NBC)

CHICAGO – Actor Jussie Smollett returned to the set of the TV series “Empire” Thursday after posting bail. He surrendered to police earlier in the day for allegedly filing a false police report.

Smollett is accused of orchestrating what he claimed was a homophobic and racist attack in January.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says the actor paid two brothers $3,500 to stage the attack because he was unhappy with his salary. A person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press Thursday Smollett earns more than $100,000 per episode.

Smollett faces one felony count of Disorderly Conduct for filing a false police report. He was released after paying $100,000 bond and is due back in court on March 14.