Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett headed back to court on Wednesday as part of his ongoing hate crime hoax case in which he allegedly lied to police about being physically assaulted by Trump supporters.
The former Empire star maintained his innocence as he made his way to a Chicago court, denouncing the case as a “dog and pony show,” according to a report from Fox News.
Jussie Smollett was set to attend a court hearing to determine if one of his attorneys, Nenye Uche, has a conflict of interest that could disqualify him from representing the actor, according to The Chicago Tribune. Smollett made his way to the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Wednesday wearing a mask and a blue suit.
Smollett is facing several charges stemming from the January 2019 incident in which he claimed he was physically assaulted while returning from a Subway sandwich shop at 2 a.m. The