Jussie Smollett news: ABC7 takes look back at ‘Empire’ actor’s trial, release from Cook County Jail and pending appeal – What We Know!

CHICAGO (WLS) — Jussie Smollett’s attorneys are interesting his latest conviction of felony disorderly conduct and mendacity to police. The previous “Empire” actor served six days of a five-month jail sentence that additionally included 25 months of probation, restitution and a wonderful paid to town of Chicago. Smollett maintains his innocence.

On January 29, 2019, Smollett reported a homophobic and racist assault towards him. Just a few weeks later, the ABC7 I-Workforce broke the story that the assault could have been hoax.

On this particular report, “The Smollett Case,” Cheryl Burton and Rob Elgas have a look again at ABC7’s reporting on Smollett over the past three years: the twists and turns that led to the conviction, sentencing, Smollett’s launch and pending enchantment. We’ll additionally present an inside take a look at how ABC7 was capable of break a number of tales within the case.

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