Latest Jussie Smollett News

Judge firms up trial date for Smollett, won't dismiss case

Oct. 15, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago in January 2019. An attorney...

Jussie Smollett attorneys cannot call prosecutor to testify

Aug. 26, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s attorneys cannot call as a witness the Chicago prosecutor whose office dropped initial charges accusing the actor of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in 2019, a judge ruled Thursday. Smollett's attorneys also cannot mention...

Jussie Smollett lawyers get more time to prepare arguments

Aug. 02, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Monday granted lawyers for Jussie Smollett more time to prepare arguments on several issues, including whether they can introduce a key witness’s previous conviction for battery. Cook County Judge James Linn scheduled the next hearing in the...

Judge allows Jussie Smollett's lawyer to stay on the case

Jul. 30, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Friday said he would not kick one of Jussie Smollett's attorneys off the case even though he believes the attorney spoke to two men the actor allegedly hired to help him carry out a staged racist and homophobic attack. In his ruling, Cook...