No Cameras Will Be Allowed In Courtroom For Jussie Smollett's TrialA Cook County judge denied a request for extended media coverage of the trial on Friday, and also rejected a motion by Smollett’s attorney to dismiss the case.
Jussie Smollett's Disorderly Conduct Case Scheduled For Trial Beginning Next MonthSmollett faces six counts of disorderly conduct, accused of filing false police reports that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault in January 2019.
Lawyers For Jussie Smollett May Not Call State's Attorney Kim Foxx At Trial, Judge RulesLawyers for Jussie Smollett will not be allowed to call Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to the stand to testify in the actor’s trial.
Judge Gives Jussie Smollett's Defense Team More Time To Prepare Pre-Trial ArgumentsJudge James Linn urged lawyers for Smollett and the special prosecutor’s office to get prepared for a trial or other resolution to the charges that the actor staged a racist and homophobic attack in 2019.
Jussie Smollett Can Keep Attorney Who Spoke To Witnesses In Criminal Case, But Other Lawyers Must Cross-Examine Osundairo BrothersThe ruling centered around a question of whether attorney Nenye Uche has a conflict of interest in the case, and should be disqualified from representing Smollett.
Jussie Smollett Appears In Court In Person For Hearing About Attorney's Possible Conflict Of InterestActor Jussie Smollett was back in a Chicago courtroom Wednesday, in person, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Both Sides To Meet With Judge Wednesday In Jussie Smollett CaseA judge in the case against Jussie Smollett is expected to meet with both sides on Wednesday.
Prosecutors Say Jussie Smollett's New Lawyer Previously Talked With Key Witnesses, Wants Him Off The CaseProsecutors want Smollett’s new lawyer kicked off the case because of a possible conflict of interest.
Judge Won't Release Full Report On Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's Handling Of Jussie Smollett CaseLast week, special prosecutor Dan Webb released a summary of his report, which found evidence that "establishes substantial abuses and discretions" and false statements in Foxx's handling of the case.
Special Prosecutor Dan Webb Finds 'Abuses Of Discretion' In Prosecuting Of Jussie Smollett CaseSpecial Prosecutor Dan Webb has finished his investigation into the Cook County State's Attorney's handling of the Jussie Smollett case.
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.
Osundairo Brothers, Who Say They Were Paid To Stage Attack, Now Tell CBS 2 They Won't Willingly Testify Against Jussie SmollettThe Osundairo brothers’ attorney said they were willing to testify against Smollett at trial. But that has all changed – because the brothers say police have never returned their personal property from a raid.
Judge Denies Jussie Smollett's Request To Toss New Disorderly Conduct ChargesFormer "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett lost his bid to have new disorderly conduct charges thrown out, after a Cook County judge ruled Friday the case does not violate his protection against double jeopardy.
Judge Throws Out Jussie Smollett's Malicious Prosecution Countersuit Against Chicago PoliceU.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall ruled Wednesday that Smollett can’t bring a malicious prosecution claim until all proceedings against him have ended.