A special prosecutor has indicted Empire actor Jussie Smollett in Illinois on six counts of lying to police.

According to a report from BBC, Last year, the TV actor said he was the subject of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago.

The actor who has always denied staging an attack on himself publicly has never stopped getting accusations from authorities.

Special prosecutor Dan Webb said in a statement that Smollett now faces six counts of disorderly conduct

Chicago police said they were investigating a suspected racist and homophobic attack on Smollett by two masked men, in January last year.

Recounting the ordeal, sources say the actor was punched in the face, had an “unknown chemical substance” poured on him and a rope wrapped around his neck.