Jussie Smollett made a name for himself for acting in films such as The Mighty Ducks and more. The actor is currently facing felony disorderly conduct charges over what prosecutors allege was staging an attack in 2019 while in Chicago.
According to WTTW, Cook County Judge James Linn said jury selection for the case will begin on November 29th. Smollett has pleaded not guilty as well.
It all started back in January 2019, when Jussie Smollett, who had an apartment in Chicago, filed a police report after he was said to have suffered a homophobic and racist attack near his Chicago home, leading to a hate crime investigation.
After investigation, authorities claimed Smollett staged the attack, alleging the actor paid two acquaintances, brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo to help carry out the scheme.
Smollett was indicted and he pleaded not guilty. Due to the pandemic, Smollett’s case had not been set for trial until now. There will also be a hearing on a motion to dismiss the case on October 15th. We will keep you updated on this ongoing case.
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