Attorneys for Jussie Smollett argued before the Illinois Appeals Court that his 2019 conviction should be dismissed. The former “Empire” star was found guilty of orchestrating a hate crime attack against himself in Chicago. Smollett’s legal team presented their case during oral arguments on Tuesday, urging the court to overturn the conviction. The incident, which was initially portrayed as a racially motivated assault, garnered widespread media attention and controversy. Now, the court will consider the arguments presented before deciding whether to dismiss Smollett’s conviction or uphold the guilty verdict.
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