A judge Friday denied an attempt to dismiss a criminal court case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago in January 2019. This is according to the Washington Times.
Smollett’s attorney said the actors’ rights are being violated since he already performed community service and given up a $10,000 bond under a previous deal.
This previous deal was with Cook County prosecutors to drop charges. However, the judge denied this appeal as the case is now being led by a special prosecutor, who was appointed by another judge. more here