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Jussi Smollett will appear in court Monday on new charges alleging he lied to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack, was in Chicago last year.
In the former Realm,” the actor, 37, expected to plead not guilty to the six counts of the crime of disorderly conduct on Monday at the hearing. He has pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of the charge in the same court last year, a couple of weeks to go before the Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx’s office abruptly announced that it was dismissing the case, the police department and City Hall.
Special prosecutor Dan Webb, a former U.S. attorney who was appointed to investigate the state’s attorney’s office’s handling of the case, it is expected. Foxx’s office has not been involved in the new case against Smollett.
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Jussi Smollett, is facing the six charges against him related to his alleged hate-crime attack in January of 2019 at the latest.
Smollett, who has denied police accusations that he staged the attack in order to get attention, and in his career, will for the first time, to appear before the chief judge, LeRoy Martin Jr. who will say unto him, what judge will be assigned to preside over the case. Martin was able to order Smollett, to go back to court on another day for his first hearing before the judge, but it is more likely that he will simply tell you that the actor’s lawyers to immediately inform the court.
The defendants are usually not guilty pleas at first hearings, the judge who sets the bond amounts in which defendants have to post to secure their release from custody. Lawyers often have to arrange for the defendant to post bond in the clerk’s office rather than be taken into custody.
Smollett, who is black and gay, he told the police that two masked men attacked him as he was walking home in the early morning hours of Jan. 29, 2019. He said she made racial and homophobic slurs, beat him and looped a noose around his neck for flight, and that at least one of the attackers was a white man, who told him that he was in “BIG country,” a reference to the President of Donald Trump’s campaign slogan: “Make America great Again.”
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Several weeks later, the police claimed that Smollett was paid for with two black friends to help stage the attack.
Smollett has maintained his innocence, and told reporters after the charges were dropped last year, “I am not my mother’s son and I was able to drop what I was accused of.”
His lawyer, John Glandian, questioning the integrity of the special prosecutor for the investigation of the new charges were announced this month, which seems to indicate that the Corner of the probe used, the same investigators who were part of the original study, despite pending civil proceedings which Smollett has been pursuing against the city and the police department for malicious prosecution.
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Look for the hearing of the case has in the meantime grown to become a major issue in her bid for re-election, and her opponents have accused her of having engaged in haphazardly and indecisively.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.