After all the debacle around Empire actor Jussie Smollett and his alleged racial attack, authorities have finally decided to charge him over filing a false police report officially.
Last week, he was invited to surrender himself, as the police were reportedly trying to reach his lawyers for cooperation.
Smollett could face up to three years in jail if the charges went through, and at this point, the situation does not look good for him.
Reports indicate that he had paid over $3,000 to his two accomplices to have the attack staged, although now the truth is coming to light and everything is backfiring on him.
Interestingly enough, the attorney for the two brothers tried to shift the blame on Smollett, claiming that the star is probably finding it difficult to sleep due to his guilty conscience.
The statement was seen as odd by some because the two brothers are themselves facing charges for taking part in the attack voluntarily.
Until now, Smollett has maintained his innocence in public and has continuously denied that the attack was staged.
His attorney continued to communicate to the public issuing similar statements regularly, despite the mounting evidence against Smollett.
Right now, the star has gone quiet and has not offered any further comments on the situation.
Given the gravity of his predicament, many have pointed out that the best course of action for him at the moment would probably be to remain quiet and wait to see how this plays in court.
Although no one saw this coming, the signs might have been there all along.
In a 2018 interview with Billboard, the actor explained: "I admit that I'm jealous, I admit that I'm insecure and that I'm not good at certain things. I'm in my 30s, and I'm trying my best to learn that I can't bend anymore. I'm about to break."
Most of the people in Hollywood are trying to avoid the subject, but Tyler Perry did offer some words of encouragement.
Perry revealed: "Listen, he is so adamant about it, and he is so convincing in his story that I’m hoping and standing with him, hoping that it all turns out in his favor, for sure."
Do you think Smollett can make a comeback?