“Empire” actor” Jussie Smollett is making an “emergency court appearance” Tuesday morning in Chicago, according to a media release.
He and his lawyers are expected to speak to reporters at the courthouse following his appearance.
Smollett was charged earlier this month with 16 felony counts for falsely reporting a hate crime. Mark Geragos, an attorney for Smollett, called the indictment “vindictive” and “prosecutorial overkill.”
Smollett has insisted he is innocent.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
Source: CBS News
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