The New York Times incorrectly reported that Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor who was just charged with filing a false police report, was accused of faking his death.
Mediaite flagged the Times correction, which reads:
“Because of an editing error, a headline on an earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the accusation against Mr. Smollett. He is accused of faking his own assault, not faking his own death.”
The Times also has published this correction on the same story, iMediaEthics notes:
“An earlier version of this article misstated who approved the charges against Jussie Smollett. He was charged by prosecutors with staging his own assault; he was not indicted by a grand jury.”