Jussie Smollett Hate Hoax Causes 'Huge Divide' on 'Empire' Set

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

Attorney for brothers involved in the Jussie Smollett case says they were ‘betrayed’ by the celebrity

He also reportedly asked that the judge allow cameras in the courtroom, and the judge complied, meaning the shocked public will continue to see updates on Smollett's case.

During the hearing, which was held after local news organizations requested that cameras be allowed in the courtroom, Judge LeRoy Martin, Jr. said that the new judge will decide whether or not to allow cameras in the courtroom during subsequent hearings and the trial. The subject was whether cameras would be allowed in the courtroom during Jussie Smollett's arraignment on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Meanwhile, an attorney for the brothers involved in the case says her clients were betrayed by Smollett. Eddie Johnson told reporters the day Smollett appeared in court that the actor had actually sent.

Meanwhile, Smollett's attorney, Mark Geragos, wonders why the Osundairo brothers were not indicted right along with his client.

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Smollett was charged last month with one count of misconduct -the felony in IL that people are charged with when accused of lying to police - because he allegedly lied to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two masked men in downtown Chicago on January 29. Smollett said he was walking home from a 2 a.m. trip to a Subway near his Streeterville apartment on January 29, when his attackers hit him, draped a thin rope noose around his neck. But after two days in custody as suspects in the attack, the brothers told police Smollett planned the fake attack, and paid them $3,500 to carry it out. "This redundant and vindictive indictment is nothing more than a desperate attempt to make headlines in order to distract from the internal investigation launched to investigate the outrageous leaking of false information by the Chicago Police Department and the shameless and illegal invasion of Jussie's privacy in tampering with his medical records".

The actor left court after his bond hearing in February after posting $100,000, and headed to an "Empire" shoot.

A spokeswoman for Smollett said he wanted to "show up and show respect to the court". Per de Mar, who attended the court appearance, Smollett's legal team claimed they welcome cameras as a counter to the "misinformation" allegedly shared with the media.

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