Jussie Smollett Will Be Arraigned Today, Expected To Enter Plea

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Facing sixteen expenses of disorderly conduct, Empire actor Jussie Smollett is probably going questioning if every little thing was value it. When information first broke of a "hate crime," which left Smollett battered, bruised, and shaken, many have been initially sympathetic to his trigger. Throw in a couple of MAGA hat sporting goons, and the villains have been set. Yet police quickly started recognizing a couple of plotholes within the actor's story, prompting a full-blown unraveling. One pair of Nigerian brothers later, and the reality appeared to have come out. Now, the destiny of Empire hangs within the steadiness, and Jussie is about to return to court docket for his arraignment later right this moment. 

Jussie Smollett Will Be Arraigned Today, Expected To Enter Plea

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Apparently, Smollett has welcomed the presence of cameras within the courtroom, as to stop the unfold of misinformation. "We welcome cameras within the courtroom so the general public and the media can see the precise proof, and what we imagine is definitely going to be the dearth of proof towards Mr. Smollett," says his lawyer Tina Glandian. The actor is anticipated to enter a plea to his disorderly conduct expenses, which embody falsifying a police report, in addition to mendacity to cops.

Expect footage from the arraignment to reach later right this moment. Where do you stand on this wild fiasco?

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