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Jussie Smollett’s Appeal Case Headed To Illinois Supreme Court


Jussie Smollett arrives at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)  Jussie Smollett won a small legal victory. The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the former ‘Empire’ actor’s appeal of his convictions for orchestrating a hate crime hoax. Last month, the Empire star asked justices to overturn his convictions on five counts of disorderly conduct after an Illinois Appellate Court panel last year upheld his guilty verdict. Smollett, who is Black and gay, has claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January 2019 after he’d walked several blocks for a Subway sandwich.

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