Jussie Smollett back to work, making directorial debut after convicted for faking Chicago hate crime

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Former "empire" actor Jussie Smollett is back to work after being convicted of faking a hate crime in Chicago earlier this year.

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His case is currently being appealed.

Smollett makes his directorial debut in the movie "B-Boy Blues," which airs in a few weeks on BET+.

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Smollett also recently released a new song where he continues to maintain his innocence after his conviction for lying to Chicago police about the racist and homophobic attack in 2019.
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