Jussie Smollett will face a trial over the alleged hate crime hoax that he tried to pull off. That trial is set to begin in late November. This decision was made by his judge while denying Smollett’s request to dismiss the case.

According to Page Six, Smollett’s trial will begin on November 29th after his legal team tried for a Hail Mary play in court to dismiss the trial. Smollett’s judge did not take the bait on that and the trial will continue.

The former Empire star’s legal team argued that hauling him into court would violate his rights. He already performed community service and has given $10,000 as part of an agreement with the Cook County state’s attorney office.

“A deal is a deal. That’s ancient principle,” attorney Nenye Uche tried to argue. Judge James Linn did not agree with that assessment and he ruled that the case will not be interrupted.

Smollett is charged with filing a false police report when investigators discovered he allegedly paid two brothers to stage a hate crime against him. He allegedly did this because he was unhappy with his salary on Empire.

His charges were dropped by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx’s office. Then a special prosecutor was assigned to the case and now Smollett faces six new counts of disorderly conduct.

The 39-year-old actor pleaded not guilty to the charges. Now he will see his day in court anyway.

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