Empire Actor Jussie Smollett back in court today


CHICAGO (WIAT) —  Actor Jussie Smollett is expected back in a Chicago Court today. A trial judge will be assigned to the case and is expected to ask Smollett to enter a plea. The former “Empire” star is charged with lying to police about being the victim of a hate crime.

His attorney has requested cameras in the courtroom, saying there should be complete transparency.

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