Jussie Smollett Attends Hearing Ahead of Disorderly Conduct Court Case


According to reports, the hearing was really for Smollett's attorney Mark Geragos, so he could file the paperwork that allows him to rep the actor in IL and decide if cameras will be allowed in court for the case.

Both sides agreed to allowing cameras in the courtroom on Tuesday and Martin said the eventual trial judge will determine whether cameras will be allowed in the room during the trial.

The attorney for two brothers involved in the allegedly orchestrated attack against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett in January said her clients feel "betrayed" by the actor and are trying "to pick up the pieces of what this has done to their lives".

"There has been a lot of misinformation in this case that has been presented as fact and evidence against Mr. Smollett which is demonstrably false", Glandian later told reporters.

Smollett was in court for the hearing Tuesday - the first time since his arrest. On Tuesday, his attorney Mark Geragos was needed in a Cook County Courthouse to file paperwork allowing him to represent Smollett in the state of IL. The subject was whether cameras would be allowed in the courtroom during Jussie Smollett's arraignment on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Smollett was indicted Friday on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to two separate police officers about the incident, which happened on January 29, not far from the actor's home in Streeterville. Glandian is a lawyer from Geragos' firm. After an investigation that lasted longer than three week, prosecutors charged Smollett with making a false report. "Smollet paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago's reputation through the mud in the process", Eddie said during the press conference.

Smollett said they also yelled, "This is MAGA country", in a reference to President Donald Trump's campaign slogan of "Make America Great Again". The 36-year-old actor, who is free on $100,000 bond, has vehemently denied lying to police or faking the attack.

The next day, the show's producers announced that Smollett's character had been written off the final two episodes of the show. Smollett is due to return to court Thursday for another hearing in his case.