Jussie Smollett Criminal Trial to Move Forward After Judge Denies to Dismiss Case
Jussie Smollett is going to trial. The actor was accused of faking an attack on himself in January 2020 in Chicago, faced charges which were dropped, then charged again in February 2020.
Smollett pleaded not guilty to six counts of felony disorderly conduct. His lawyers also tried to have the case dismissed, saying he had already fulfilled an agreement with Cook County prosecutors in which he forfeited a $10,000 bond and did community service. But Judge James Linn declined to upset a plan put in place by another judge, Michael Toomin.
Jury selection could start in late November.