A dozen supporters of Jussie Smollett rally outside Cook County Jail, demand he should be freed
The supporters of Jussie Smollett said he is being mistreated by a racist system after he was sentenced to jail time for staging a hate crime against himself. They held a rally outside the Cook County Jail in Chicago.
Actor Jussie Smollett to serve jail sentence in protective custody
Judge James Linn approved a request submitted Thursday by Smollett's attorneys that the 39-year-old be held in a cell by himself monitored continuously by cameras and guards.
Jussie Smollett reacts to jail sentence for hate crime hoax: 'I am not suicidal'
Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in Cook County Jail for staging a hate crime and lying to Chicago police in 2019.
Jussie Smollett verdict: Reactions pour in after actor found guilty for staging hate crime
After nearly two weeks and what’s been, at times, a contentious trial, Jussie Smollett learned his fate Thursday.
Jussie Smollett trial: Jury resumes deliberations in case of ex-'Empire' actor
Jurors in Jussie Smollett’s trial resumed deliberations Thursday on charges the former “Empire” actor orchestrated a fake attack on himself, then lied to Chicago police about being the victim of an anti-gay, racist hate crime.
Jussie Smollett trial: Former 'Empire' actor's case now in the hands of a jury
The end of the high profile trial of Jussie Smollett is nearing a conclusion after the case was handed off to a jury on Wednesday afternoon. Trial consultant Dave Zehner joined FOX 32 Chicago to talk more about it.
Jussie Smollett case: Jury deliberations begin in former 'Empire' actor's trial
The jury in the Jussie Smollett trial took up deliberations Wednesday afternoon after nearly five hours of closing arguments.
Jussie Smollett trial coming to a head with both sides delivering closing arguments
A prosecutor told jurors Wednesday that there is “overwhelming evidence” that former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack against himself in downtown Chicago for publicity, then lied to police about it.
Jussie Smollett trial: Closing arguments to be held Wednesday
Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday morning in the case against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.
Jussie Smollett trial: Defense rests, closing arguments set for Wednesday
Jussie Smollett spent the day Tuesday being questioned by prosecutors. Now, closing arguments are set for Wednesday.
Jussie Smollett trial: Former 'Empire' actor takes the stand in Chicago
Attorneys began questioning Jussie Smollett on Monday in his trial in Chicago, where he began by answering questions about his background and his career.
Smollett defense set to cross-examine star state witness
Jussie Smollett’s legal team Thursday will seek to dent the credibility of a star state witness who the day before testified about how he said the former “Empire” actor recruited him and his brother to stage a racist, homophobic attack on Smollett.
Jussie Smollett trial: One of the Osundairo brothers says attack on 'Empire' actor was staged
One of the Osundairo brothers, who allegedly helped the former ‘Empire’ star stage a hate crime against himself, took the stand as a key witness for Special Prosecutor Dan Webb.
Jussie Smollett trial: Text message from actor to Osundairo brother shown in court
A point of focus in the courtroom Tuesday, Nov. 30, was a text message sent by Smollett to one of two men originally questioned by police.
Jussie Smollett trial: Detective testifies about actor's suspicious activities on night of alleged attack
The lead detective in the Jussie Smollett case testified on Tuesday about why Chicago police eventually became very suspicious of the former Empire actor's claims that he had been attacked.
Jussie Smollett trial: Jury picked, opening statements begin
Jussie Smollett "is a real victim" of a "real crime," his attorney said in opening statements at the ex-"Empire" actor’s trial Monday.
Jussie Smollett case: Jury selection to begin Monday in trial of former 'Empire' actor
Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in the trial of former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett — nearly three years after he claimed he was the victim of a hate crime only to later be accused of staging the attack.
Jury selection begins for Jussie Smollett case
The actor is accused of staging a hoax where he was the alleged victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in Chicago.
Jussie Smollett case: Judge doesn't issue ruling on attorney conflict of interest
Jussie Smollett's hearing took all of Wednesday and was closed to the public, so little was revealed about what went on inside the courtroom.
Jussie Smollett speaks about hate crime case and returns to court
Empire star Jussie Smollett returns to court for judges to decide whether his attorney can continue to represent him and speaks publicly ahead of the court hearing.