Jussie Smollett confidently strutted into the Cook County, Chicago court house Thursday ready to plead NOT guilty . Jussie has been charged with 16 counts that stems from allegedly falsifying a police report, and orchestrating a fake hate crime for clout! Jussie Smollett was charged with the 16 counts 2 weeks ago, and so far has shown up to every court date regardless if his presence is needed or not!
The Empire star showed up for his hearing the exact way he showed up for the procedural hearing that is solely for his lawyer. The actor also requested cameras in the court room, and was granted it by his judge. Jussie has been ordered to notify the court 48 hours in advance before going to Los Angeles to meet with his legal defense team. He also is required to check back in with the courts within 24 hours when he returns to Chicago.
Jussie Smollett’s next court date is schedule tentatively for mid April.