Jussie Smollett makes rare red carpet appearance at screening for his new film

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  • Jussie Smollett made a rare red carpet at a screening for his directorial debut B-Boy Blues.
  • The former Empire actor has stay largely out of the spotlight since his alleged 209 hate crime attack in Chicago.
  • Later this month the 39-year-old will head back to court stand trial for six counts of disorderly conduct related to the alleged false reporting of a hate crime three years ago.


Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett has made a rare red carpet appearance in years since the alleged 2019 hate crime attack in Chicago and legal battles.

In January that year, he alleged that he was attacked by two masked men while walking near his home. After an investigation, the police said he staged the whole thing. He was then charged with 16 felony counts against him, which was then dropped.

While the actor has been active on social media he has retreated from the spotlight. 

On Friday, the 39-year-old attended a screening of his new film B-Boy Blues in New York.

People reports a day after the screening, Jussie shared a message of Instagram stories: "Beyond humbled by last night's screening.

"To see all the love for the film is crazy beautiful. More to come while I catch up but to everyone who came out last night with so much love and community on behalf of everyone @bboybluesthefilm, Thank you. We love y'all. Now to find a home for it so the whole world can see."

"Class and culture clash when a college-educated journalist from Brooklyn and a homeboy-bike messenger from Harlem fall in love," reads a synopsis of the film directed by Jussie based on the novel by  James Earl Hardy.

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The Hurt singer will head back to court later this month to stand trial for six counts of disorderly conduct related to the alleged false reporting of a hate crime three years ago. According to E News, jury selection is set to take place in Chicago on 29 November.

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