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Just a few days after the prosecution dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, who had been charged with disorderly behavior in 16 cases, the "Empire" actor could make headlines again.
Smollett is nominated for the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, scheduled for Saturday. Six-time presenter and "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson told Variety on Wednesday that he hopes to see the controversial actor there.
"I hope he wins," added Anderson. "I'm happy for the system worked for him in his favor, because the system is not always fair, especially for colored people, I'm glad it worked for him."
USA TODAY has contacted a representative of Smollett related to his presence.
Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in Chicago. (Photo: Paul Beaty, AP)
This is the fourth year in a row that Smollett has been nominated as the Outstanding Supporting Actor of the Image Awards in the Drama Series category. Previously, he had won in 2017 in this category and won three different styles of music. related Image Awards for his work on "Empire", according to IMDb. He participated in the last three awards ceremonies.
"It's not mine or anyone else's who judges or dislikes him, but I'm glad he was nominated," Anderson concludes. "I hope he wins because I'm interested in his speech would be. "
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The prosecution announced in a surprise hearing on Tuesday that Smollett had been tried
"I've been Day 1 has been truthful and consistent at all levels, "Smollett told reporters after the charges were dropped." It was an incredibly difficult time. One of the worst of my life. Now I would do that. "It is nothing more than just getting back to work and continuing my life."
The mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, and police superintendent Eddie Johnson hid during one of the same day  "This is a rebuke of justice," said Emanuel, "it is Mr. Smollett who committed this fraud. He still says he's innocent and is still running down Chicago police. How dare he? How dare he? It is wrong. Full End. "
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