Jussie Smollett ‘a real victim’, says lawyer as hoax attack trial begins

Former Empire star Jussie Smollett is “a real victim” of a “real crime”, his lawyer said as the US actor’s trial got under way in Chicago.

Prosecutors say Smollett staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago in January 2019.

Special prosecutor Dan Webb told jurors during opening statements on Monday that Smollett recruited two brothers – who
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