Jussie Smollett Convicted Of 5 Of 6 Counts Of Orchestrating Fake Hate Crime Against HimselfA jury of six men and six women deliberated more than nine hours over two days before finding Smollett guilty of five of six counts of disorderly conduct, accusing the actor of staging a fake racist and homophobic attack against himself in January 2019, and then lying to police about it, in a bid for publicity. Jurors found him not guilty of the sixth count of disorderly conduct.
Jussie Smollett Testifies Osundairo Brothers Asked For $2 Million To Say They Weren't Involved In Any HoaxJussie Smollett's defense team rested their case on Tuesday, and closing arguments will be presented on Wednesday.
Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And MotionAbel Osundairo also returned to the witness stand Thursday and his brother Ola also testified in Jussie Smollett’s trial, with both claiming that Smollett asked and paid them to stage a racist and homophobic attack against him.
Jussie Smollett Trial: Abel Osundairo, One Of Two Brothers Who Said He Was Paid To Help Stage Attack, Says Smollett 'Wanted Me To Fake Beat Him Up'Smollett faces six counts of disorderly conduct, accused of lying to Chicago police when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January 2019.
Jussie Smollett Trial: Lead Detective In Investigation Explains On Witness Stand How Smollett Went From Victim To SuspectProsecutors began calling witnesses on Tuesday at the trial of actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to Chicago police when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January 2019.
Osundairo Brothers Will Get Back Most Of Items Seized From Their Home During Jussie Smollett InvestigationOn Friday, Cook County James Linn ruled most of the items seized during the raid, including Abel Osundairo's guns, would be returned to them, because they were not relevant to the disorderly conduct charges against Smollett.
Osundairo Brothers, Star Witnesses Against Jussie Smollett, Cooperating With Prosecutors AgainLess than a day after the star witnesses in the Jussie Smollett case backed out of testifying, brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo are now back in.
Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty; Attorneys Seek To Dismiss New Charges In Hate Crime Hoax CaseA new indictment filed earlier this month charged Smollett with six counts of disorderly conduct, accusing him of filing false police reports that he was attacked on the way home from Subway in the middle of the night in Streeterville in January 2019.
Jussie Smollett Indicted On New Charges Related To Attack Police Called A HoaxActor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on six new charges of disorderly conduct, accusing him of filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack last year.
Osundairo Brothers Are "Tremendously Regretful" About Involvement In Jussie Smollet Case, Attorney SaysJussie Smollett's attorney is casting doubt on the evidence against the actor in what police call a staged attack, but the lawyer for the brothers at the center of the investigation says her clients were betrayed by Smollett.