Jussie Smollett wants his court case filmed on Thursday. The Empire actor, who is accused of filming an anti-gay violence attack against him, was in court with his lawyer on Tuesday to ensure that there were cameras in the Chicago court. “So that the public can see the evidence and lack thereof with their own eyes,” his lawyer told American media.
“A lot of misinformation has been brought out as a fact,” the counselor said. “The evidence against Mr. Smollett is arguably false. Cameras in court are very welcome so that the public and the media can see the actual evidence, and what we think is the lack thereof.”
It is unusual in the state of Illinois to film lawsuits, but sometimes a judge decides to do so if it is in the public interest. The prosecutors said on Tuesday that they had no objections to recordings. The judge then gave permission for one videographer.
Jussie has sixteen charges on his pants. The actor is suspected of having paid two men to attack him. The actor continues to deny.