Jussie Smollett Requests New Trial Ahead of Sentencing for Alleged Hoax Attack

Ahead of his sentencing in March, Empire actor Jussie Smollett has sought a new trial. Back in December, Smollett was found guilty when he was on trial for his alleged role in fabricating an assault with two brothers with whom he’d worked with on Empire serving as his accomplices. TMZ now reports that Smollett’s lawyers are asking for a new trial in Chicago, claiming his rights were violated, though they’d also be willing to accept the verdict to be reversed with Smollett declared not guilty.

Jussie Smollett’s legal team says the actor’s rights were violated during the first trial and they’re motioning for a new trial.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed

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