Jussie Smollett ‘a real victim’, says lawyer as hoax attack trial begins

Former Empire star Jussie Smollett is “a real victim” of a “real crime”, his lawyer said as the US actor’s trial got under way in Chicago.

Prosecutors say Smollett staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago in January 2019.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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