Saturday, February 26, 2022

Jussie Smollett Seeks New Trial

Back in December actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for staging a hate crime hoax in Chicago [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Jussie has filed a motion for a new trial...

According to reports Jussie has filed a motion for a new trial claiming his constitutional rights were violated because his legal team were not allowed to participate in the selection of the jury.    

Jussie's legal team also accuses the court of "making numerous trial errors leading up to the trial and during the pendency of the trial."

The ruling is pending.