Recently, Jussie Smollett, the former Empire student who allegedly committed a hate crime against himself for advertising purposes, asked the Illinois High Court to temporarily suspend the trial against him. However, a new BET report says its request has been denied.
As previously reported, Jussie, who was also the subject of much of Dave Chappelle’s new special stand-up, Sticks and Stones, was charged for the second time with the hate crime scandal in January of last year.
After the hearing, William Quinlan, the actor’s lawyer, issued a statement claiming that their expectations were so low, that the judgment was really not surprising at all. Quinlan stated that “motions for supervisory orders are extraordinary remedies” and are generally not authorized by the court. Jussie Smollett’s Request To Halt Case Denied By The Judge
With this in mind, he and his client will now “follow the standard appeal procedure”. As noted above, Jussie’s legal problems started in January of last year when he was accused of lying to the police about a hate crime involving two allegedly white men wearing Make hats America Great Again.
After the police noticed the inconsistencies in his case, they slapped him with 16 counts of the crime for filing a false police report. Then the district attorney, Kim Foxx, dropped all charges against him last March, although news was released last month.
Earlier this year, Bridget Hill reported on Jussie’s comments regarding the case, in which he explained that he would work tirelessly to prove his innocence and erase his name. In a video posted by T