NeonNettle: The judge in the trial against disgraced actor Jussie Smollett has denied a motion for a mistrial from the defense.
The ruling came after damning testimonies from brothers Abimbola Osundairo and Olabinjo Osundairo who told the court Smollett paid them to “fake beat up“ the former “Empire” star.
The Osundairos said Smollett planned the whole “attack” and instructed them to make it look like a “hate crime” carried out by supporters of President Donald Trump.
In its motion for a mistrial, the defense claimed they were not able to properly cross-examine one of the accused Osundairo brothers. more here