Jussie Smollett’s attorneys barred from calling Chicago prosecutor, Kim Foxx, as witness
Jussie Smollett’s attorneys can’t name as a witness the Chicago prosecutor whose workplace dropped preliminary prices accusing the actor of staging a racist, anti-gay assault on himself in 2019, a decide dominated Thursday.
Smollett’s attorneys additionally can’t point out numerous lawsuits linked to his case, Cook dinner County Choose James Linn mentioned. However Linn mentioned they’ll inform jurors about an AR-15 and different weapons that have been found after police searched the house of two brothers whom prosecutors mentioned Smollett employed to hold out the assault, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The AR-15 was legally owned and has since been returned to its proprietor, the decide famous.
Smollett is accused of mendacity to police when he reported that two masked males attacked him in downtown Chicago in January 2019. On the time, he was starring within the TV present “Empire,” which was filmed in Chicago.
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After preliminary prices in opposition to him have been dropped by Cook dinner County State’s Legal professional Kim Foxx’s workplace, a particular prosecutor was appointed and charged him with felony counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly submitting false police experiences about what occurred. The actor has denied the allegations and has pleaded not responsible.
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Foxx got here below criticism for her dealing with of the case. The particular prosecutor concluded she and her workplace did nothing felony however did abuse their discretion and made false statements concerning the case.
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No trial date for Smollett has been set.