Jussie Smollett pleaded Not Guilty today.
He is facing 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false report.
The “Empire” star told police in January he was assaulted by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs at him while placing a noos around his neck.
Prosecutors say he paid two brothers to stage the attack $3,500 for training sessions.
The FBI has been involved since the beginning, but since no proof of a hate crime exists, it didn’t take over.