‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct

    Photo: Variety   Update: Last time I reported on this story, evidence suggested that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett allegedly orchestrated his own homophobic and racist attack.   According to Chicago Police, Smollett paid Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo $3,500 to stage an attack on him Jan.29. because he wasn't pleased with his salary