CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge has denied a latest attempt to drop a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett.
Smollett is accused in lying to police about reporting that two men attacked him in Chicago’s downtown area in January 2019.
Smollett’s lawyer argued that his rights had been violated by the fact that he had already done community service and given $10,000 bail as part of a deal with Cook County Prosecutors to drop charges.
Judge James Linn however noted that Smollett’s case is being heard now by a special prosecutor.
Linn said he wouldn’t interfere.
The trial is set for November 29.
Two brothers, Olabinjo Osundairo Olabola, and Abimbola Osundairo. allowedThey helped the ex-Empire actor mount an anti-Semitic and homophobic attack on him in June 2020.
Smollett was convicted of the following charges: droppedIn March 2019, by the Cook County Attorney general.
But new costswere filed by Dan Webb, Special Counsel, in February 2020.