A disorderly conduct trial is expected to start Monday in Chicago. The trial is going to draw worldwide attention. Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett is accused of a racially motivated attack in January 2019 that shocked the world. The twists in this trial are legendary.

After claiming that he went outside on a cold night at 2 AM to get a sandwich. Smollett revealed that he was attacked by two men wearing “MAGA” gear. After a struggle, they left him battered and with a noose around his neck.

Investigations revealed that Smollett made up the attack with the help of two brothers he met at a local gym. Smollett was severed from his Empire role and is currently busy with producing and directing an independent film, B-Boy Blues, which opened last week.

Smollett was eventually charged on 16 counts of providing false information. They were all dismissed by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, with a $10,000 bail forfeited as the only real penalty. Foxx’s action attracted heavy criticism.

A special prosecutor brought new disorderly conduct charges against Smollett. Dan Webb and his team brought the new indictment against Smollett in February 2020, but the trial has been delayed by the pandemic. The stakes are low in this new trial. If convicted on any of the six disorderly conduct counts in the indictment, Smollett could face from one to three years in prison.

There are equal possibilities that he could receive probation since he has no criminal past. Jurors will be asked to determine if Smollett staged the phony hate crime on himself. The trial is expected to last at least a week. Cameras have been banned from the courtroom.

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