Actor Jussie Smollett makes brief court appearance

Jussie Smollett set to appear in court as attorney for brothers says actor betrayed their trust

Jussie Smollett set to appear in court as attorney for brothers says actor betrayed their trust

"You have to look at what kind of relationship they had with Mr. Smollett". She added, "What this case really is about is a person in a position of trust who really betrayed my clients and took advantage of them".

The Chicago Police Department's case against Jussie Smollett just a got a little weaker.

In January, Smollett told police that two masked men attacked him, put a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him as he was walking home from a Subway restaurant.

Smollett's attorney, Mark Geragos, has questioned why the Osundairo brothers were not indicted alongside him. "But, the cast, however, have been supportive of Jussie, and they signed it".

The current judge of Cook County's criminal division reportedly chose to allow cameras in the courtroom during Smollett's next appearance in court on Thursday for criminal charges he is facing.

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Smollett's legal troubles may not begin and end with this one indictment. Details in some of those statements were different, the indictment says.

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The brothers were released without being charged.

The stories are mixed and the nation has weighed in on the case since late January where reports leaked that MAGA-hat wearing supporters viciously attacked Smollett, cutting his face and pouring a chemical substance on him.

Schmidt, the attorney for the brothers, said her law firm did its own investigation. "There was the well-wishes card that went out for Jussie Smollett and people told us that a lot of people were disgusted. They also did not know that their loyalty to him would be betrayed".

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She said the younger brother had known Smollett "a couple years" before this incident.

"They fully cooperated with the police".

When asked if the check had anything to do with the attack, Schmidt said it's not a "clear-cut answer". This update contradicts Chicago PD's initial claim that the Empire star paid them off with said check. Was it not for training?

"They feel tremendously regretful for their role in this, and their involvement in the situation", Schmidt said.

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