Judge to Allow Cameras at Next Court Hearing for Jussie Smollett

He also reportedly asked that the judge allow cameras in the courtroom, and the judge complied, meaning the shocked public will continue to see updates on Smollett's case.

"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", Tina Glandian said during a press conference, which was interrupted when Jussie and his left just as confident as they had arrived.

A spokeswoman for Smollett's attorneys says the actor is expected to attend Tuesday's hearing in Cook County criminal court. Smollett said he was walking home from a 2 a.m. trip to a Subway near his Streeterville apartment on January 29, when his attackers hit him, draped a thin rope noose around his neck.

Meanwhile, ET has learned that attorney Mark Geragos filed paperwork on Monday to officially represent Smollett in IL.

Smollett reported to police in January that he had been attacked in Chicago in an incident that ended with a noose around his neck.

"Jussie Smollett knew that at the time of this transmission there was no reasonable ground for believing that such offenses had been committed", the indictment states. On Friday, 20th Century Fox said the studio and the network had no comment on Smollett's indictment. "We knew that there is no way they would expose their evidence to a public airing and subject their witnesses to cross-examination".

Smollett, 36, who is black and openly gay and plays a gay musician on the Fox network hip-hop drama "Empire", was charged last month in a single-count criminal complaint with making a false report to police, defined under IL law as a form of disorderly conduct. Despite the additional chargers - the Empire actor was initially charged with one count of disorderly conduct on February 20 - Jussie, who is out on bail, maintained his innocence.

He said the attack "was staged, the brothers had on gloves during the staged attack where they punched him a little, but as far as we can tell, the scratching and bruising that you saw on [Smollett's] face was most likely self-inflicted". "We love the hell outta you". ". Empire actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career".

Smollett has maintained his innocence.

Vanessa Coleman

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