Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To Lying To Police About Alleged Attack

CHICAGO – Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor accused by Chicago police of staging a fake hate crime for personal profit, pleaded not guilty Thursday at his arraignment on a 16-count indictment of lying to police. He has denied the charges.

One of Smollett's lawyers, Tina Glandian, entered the plea on Smollett's behalf. 

Prior to the arraignment, Judge Steven G. Watkins was assigned to oversee Smollett's case. Watkins made a small change to the terms of Smollett’s bond, saying he will allow Smollett to travel Los Angeles and New York to meet with attorneys without first formally seeking court approval.

Smollett's next court date was set for April 17.

Smollett huddled with his attorneys at the courthouse for more than 30 minutes after the hearing. He and his legal team left the courthouse without speaking to reporters.

Prosecutors, led by Assistant State's Attorney Risa Lanier, also did not comment.

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A lawyer for Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that she would welcome cameras in the courtroom during the "Empire" actor's trial on charges accusing him of lying to police. (March 12) AP

“Empire” star Terrence Howard, who has publicly expressed support for Smollett, planned to attend Thursday’s hearing. He ended up missing it, because he got stuck at the airport while waiting to pick up his wife, whose fight was delayed, according to Smollett spokeswoman Anne Kavanagh.

The actor's legal team said Tuesday that they wanted cameras in the courtroom so the public could see the evidence. Celebrity defense attorney Mark Geragos, who joined Smollett's Chicago-based legal team  in late February, argued that the worldwide media coverage has robbed Smollett of the presumption of innocence. He said he was not surprised by the indictment.

"What is unexpected, however, is the prosecutorial overkill in charging 16 separate counts against Jussie," Geragos said in a statement last week. "This redundant and vindictive indictment is nothing more than a desperate attempt to make headlines in order to distract from the internal investigation launched to investigate the outrageous leaking of false information by the Chicago Police Department and the shameless and illegal invasion of Jussie's privacy in tampering with his medical records."

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Smollett, 36, told Chicago police that he was attacked in the middle of the night on Jan. 29, claiming that two masked men shouted homophobic and racist abuse at him, beat his face, threw bleach on him, hung a noose around his neck and yelled, "This is MAGA country," a reference to President Trump's campaign slogan.

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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Chicago's Leighton Criminal Court Building for his arraignment hearing on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (Photo: Matt Marton, AP)

Local shock, a nationwide outcry, and an urgent Chicago police investigation ensued.

While messages of support for Smollett from his famous friends, from presidential candidates and total strangers poured in over social media, police busied themselves watching hours of surveillance video and searching for two murky figures Smollett said were the attackers.

They argued with Smollett about access to his cellphone, they served search warrants, and they eventually arrested two brothers they suspected were the two men on the surveillance video.

For nearly 48 hours – the limit police could hold them – the bodybuilder brothers Ola Osundairo, 27, and Abel Osundairo, 25, were interrogated until, police said, they explained: Smollett, whom they knew through "Empire" and working out together, had paid them to help him stage a hoax attack. 

On Feb. 20, after a flurry of conflicting leaks from the Chicago Police Department about the status of the investigation (Smollett is a victim, he's not a victim, it is a hoax, it is not a hoax), Smollett was charged by police with one Class 4 felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report about the alleged attack.

He turned himself in early the next day, was arrested and briefly jailed, before being released on $100,000 bond.

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Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett paid the Osundairo brothers $3,500 to stage an attack on him in order to raise his profile and his TV salary. 

Johnson angrily assailed Smollett, saying he smeared Chicago.  He told reporters that the actor staged the attack to look like a hate crime in order to "take advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career."

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Following a saga that saw "Empire" star Jussie Smollett go from sympathetic hate-crime victim to indicted suspect accused of orchestrating his own assault, all 16 of the actor's charges were dropped March 26. Here, he smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after the charges were dropped.  Paul Beaty, AP>FullscreenActor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County Court after his charges were dropped Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) ORG XMIT: ILPB132
Smollett's "Empire" co-star Taraji P. Henson told USA TODAY later Tuesday that she was "happy that the truth has finally been set free, because I knew it all along. We're all happy for him, and thank God the truth prevailed."  Paul Beaty, AP>FullscreenIn this image taken from video, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson appear at a news conference in Chicago, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, after prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, abandoning the case barely five weeks after he was accused of lying to police about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago. The mayor and police chief blasted the decision and stood by the investigation that concluded Smollett staged a hoax. (Mitch Armentrout/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) ORG XMIT: ILCHS403
Meanwhile, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, left, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel held a press conference to blast the decision to drop Smollett's charges and announced they stood by the investigation that concluded the actor staged a hoax.  Mitch Armentrout, AP>FullscreenActor Jussie Smollett takes a selfie with a fan outside the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, after prosecutors dropped all charges against him. Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.
Actor Jussie Smollett takes a selfie with a fan outside the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, after prosecutors dropped all charges against him. Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs. Ashlee Rezin, Chicago Sun-Times via AP>FullscreenActor Jussie Smollett speaks with members of the media after his court appearance at Leighton Courthouse on March 26, 2019 in Chicago, Ill. This morning in court it was announced that all charges were dropped against the actor.
Actor Jussie Smollett speaks with members of the media after his court appearance at Leighton Courthouse on March 26, 2019 in Chicago, Ill. This morning in court it was announced that all charges were dropped against the actor. Nuccio DiNuzzo, Getty Images>FullscreenActor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, after prosecutors dropped all charges against him.
Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, after prosecutors dropped all charges against him. Paul Beaty, AP>Fullscreen
On March 14, "Empire" star Jussie Smollett returned to court to plead not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct and lying to the police about his alleged attack on Jan. 29. The new charges were filed on March 8. Matt Marton, AP>FullscreenOn Feb. 22, Fox announced it was suspending Smollett, one day after the actor's arrest. His character, Jamal Lyon, will be cut out of the final two episodes of Season 5. The show returns from its winter break on March 13.
On Feb. 22, Fox announced it was suspending Smollett, one day after the actor was charged with filing a false police report about his alleged Jan. 29 assault. Fox said his character, Jamal Lyon, would be cut out of the final two episodes of Season 5.  Chuck Hodes/Fox>FullscreenJussie Smollett is seen during the Season 5 fall finale of "Empire." Will he be back for the second half following his arrest for filing a false police report saying he was assaulted?
"The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us," said a statement from 20th Century Fox Television attributed to the show's executive producers. "Jussie has been an important member of our 'Empire' family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of Jamal from the final two episodes of the season,” they said, referring to his character, Jamal Lyon, the scion of a recording-industry family.  Matt Dinerstein/20th Century Fox>FullscreenJussie Smollett: The "Empire" star surrendered to Chicago
Smollett is seen in his Feb. 21 booking photo after turning himself into authorities. The evening before, a grand jury indicted him on a felony count of filing a false police report. Chicago Police Dept. via AP>FullscreenCook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. addresses Smollett in a courtroom sketch from his bond hearing on Feb. 21. Lyke said he was taken aback by the accusations 
even as he told the actor he has the presumption of innocence. “The most vile and despicable part of it, if it’s true, is the noose," said Lyke, who, like Smollett, is black. "That symbol conjures up such evil in this country’s history."
Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. addresses Smollett in a courtroom sketch from his bond hearing on Feb. 21. Lyke said he was taken aback by the accusations even as he told the actor he has the presumption of innocence. “The most vile and despicable part of it, if it’s true, is the noose," said Lyke, who, like Smollett, is black. "That symbol conjures up such evil in this country’s history." Tom Gianni/AP>FullscreenAssistant State's Attorney Risa Lanier briefs reporters after Smollett's bond hearing. Prosecutors say he paid two brothers, Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, to stage the assault and stage-managed the whole thing, choosing the location and telling them to put a rope around his heck, pour bleach on him and yell,
Assistant State's Attorney Risa Lanier briefs reporters after Smollett's bond hearing. Prosecutors say he paid two brothers to stage the assault and stage-managed the whole thing, choosing the location and telling them to put a rope around his neck, pour bleach on him and yell, "This is MAGA country!" Teresa Crawford/AP>FullscreenJussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail after posting bail on Feb. 21.  The judge set his bond at $100,000 required the actor to surrender his passport and forbade him from having any contact with the Osundairo brothers.
Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail after posting bail on Feb. 21. The judge set his bond at $100,000, required the actor to surrender his passport and forbade him from having any contact with the brothers.   Nuccio DiNuzzo, Getty Images>FullscreenSmollett was reportedly expected back on the set of "Empire" hours after leaving the Cook County jail.
Smollett was reportedly expected back on the set of "Empire" hours after leaving the Cook County jail. Nuccio DiNuzzo, Getty Images>FullscreenIn a press conference following his arrest, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said, "First Smollett attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on racial homophobic and political language. When that didn’t work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack. The stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary so he concocted a story about being attacked."
In a press conference following his arrest, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said, "First Smollett attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on racial homophobic and political language. When that didn’t work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack. The stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary so he concocted a story about being attacked." Scott Olson, Getty Images>FullscreenOn Feb. 22, less than 10 days after interviewing Smollett on
On Feb. 22, less than 10 days after interviewing Smollett on "Good Morning America," Robin Roberts called his arrest a "setback for race relations, homophobia, MAGA supporters – the fingers were pointed at them. I cannot think of another case where there's this anger on so many sides, and you can understand why there would be." Stephen Green/ABC>FullscreenSmollett referenced his attack during a Feb. 2 concert in Los Angeles, less than a week later. He told the crowd,
Smollett referenced his attack during a Feb. 2 concert in Los Angeles, less than a week later. He told the crowd, "I had to be here tonight, y'all. I couldn't let those (expletives) win." Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for ABA>FullscreenSmollett laughs with co-star Taraji P. Henson during a scene from Season 5.  The actress, who plays his mother, expressed support for him the day after the alleged assault in an Instagram post, writing, "I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn’t and we all feel his pain right now."
Smollett laughs with co-star Taraji P. Henson during a scene from Season 5. The actress, who plays his mother, expressed support for him the day after the alleged assault in an Instagram post, writing, "I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn’t and we all feel his pain right now." Chuck Hodes/Fox>FullscreenActor-singer Jussie Smollett, from the Fox series, "Empire," March 6, 2018, in New York.
Actor-singer Jussie Smollett, from the Fox series, "Empire," March 6, 2018, in New York. Victoria Will, Victoria Will/Invision/AP>FullscreenJussie Smollett speaks during the "Empire" season 5 world premiere during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at in New York City.
Jussie Smollett speaks during the "Empire" season 5 world premiere during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at in New York City. Dominik Bindl, Getty Images for Tribeca TV>FullscreenJussie Smollett and Serayah McNeill perform onstage during amfAR Dance2Cure Dec. 1, 2018 in Hollywood.
Jussie Smollett and Serayah McNeill perform onstage during amfAR Dance2Cure Dec. 1, 2018 in Hollywood. Emma McIntyre, Getty Images>FullscreenDavid Christopher, Deborah Cox, and Jussie Smollett attend the Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE LA 2018,  Dec. 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills.
David Christopher, Deborah Cox, and Jussie Smollett attend the Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE LA 2018, Dec. 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills. Tasia Wells, (Credit too long, see caption)>FullscreenJussie Smollett, Billy Porter, and Deborah Cox attend the Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE LA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Dec. 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills.
Jussie Smollett, Billy Porter, and Deborah Cox attend the Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE LA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Dec. 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills. Tasia Wells, (Credit too long, see caption)>FullscreenActor Jussie Smollett, a 2019 inductee of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, left, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and Danny Glover who was also a 2019 inductee pose for photos during the ceremony at The Miami Beach Convention Center on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Miami Beach, Fla. (Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald via AP) ORG XMIT: FLMIH104
Actor Jussie Smollett, a 2019 inductee of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, left, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and Danny Glover who was also a 2019 inductee pose for photos during the ceremony at The Miami Beach Convention Center on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Miami Beach, Fla. (Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald via AP) ORG XMIT: FLMIH104 Jose A. Iglesias, AP>FullscreenLucious (Terrence Howard) toasts his family in the "Devil Quotes Scripture" television episode. L-R: Jussie Smollett, Serayah McNeill, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, Grace Gealey, Terrence Howard, Trai Byers and Kaitlin Doubleday.
Lucious (Terrence Howard) toasts his family in the "Devil Quotes Scripture" television episode. L-R: Jussie Smollett, Serayah McNeill, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, Grace Gealey, Terrence Howard, Trai Byers and Kaitlin Doubleday. Chuck Hodes, FOX>FullscreenFirst lady Michelle Obama moves out of the way as she welcomes performer Jussie Smollett, in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 24, 2016, during an interactive student workshop on the musical legacy of Ray Charles, where students from 10 schools and community organizations from across the country participate as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series.
First lady Michelle Obama moves out of the way as she welcomes performer Jussie Smollett, in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 24, 2016, during an interactive student workshop on the musical legacy of Ray Charles, where students from 10 schools and community organizations from across the country participate as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series. Andrew Harnik, AP>FullscreenJussie Smollett speaks during the "Empire" season 5 world premiere during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival in New York City, Sept. 22, 2018
Jussie Smollett speaks during the "Empire" season 5 world premiere during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival in New York City, Sept. 22, 2018 Dominik Bindl, Getty Images for Tribeca TV>Fullscreen"I am working with authorities and have been 100% factual and consistent on every level," Jussie Smollett said Friday in his first statement since the attack.
"I am working with authorities and have been 100% factual and consistent on every level," Jussie Smollett said Friday in his first statement since the attack. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP>Fullscreen

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    “I am left hanging my head asking ‘why?’ Why would anyone – especially an African-American man – use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations,” Johnson told reporters. “Bogus police reports cause real harm. They do harm to every legitimate victim who is in need of support by police and investigators as well as the citizens of this city. … I’m offended by what happened and I am also angry.”

    On March 8, a county grand jury deepened his legal woes by indicting him on 16 counts of disorderly conduct stemming from the alleged false police report. According to the indictment, the grand jury charged Smollett for every time he allegedly uttered a falsehood to police investigators about what he said happened to him on Jan. 29.

    Each count carries a potential sentence of one to three years in prison. 

    The Chicago-bred Osundairo brothers, who were released without charges and who have said through their lawyer, Gloria Schmidt, that they regret their role in the case, will likely be among the chief witnesses against Smollett if he goes to trial. 

    But in media interviews Monday, Schmidt declined to explain why Smollett allegedly asked the Osundairos to stage the attack or why they chose to remain in police detention for nearly 48 hours before telling investigators their story.

    But she did confirm several other details: the brothers were friends and workout buddies with Smollett, he paid them for personal training services, they have – and are still – "fully" cooperating with police and did not seek a plea deal for their testimony.

    Schmidt painted the brothers as hapless innocents who were duped by Smollett.   

    "This entire thing started because they put their trust in the wrong person, someone who works with them, someone who could help their careers, and then he betrays them," she told "CBS This Morning." "They felt their friend would not put them in a situation where they are now labeled as someone who would commit a hate crime. They did not know that their loyalty to him would be betrayed."

    She said the Osundairo brothers have a $3,500 check Smollett gave them. Though it was officially earmarked as payment for personal training services, it was also tacitly intended as an enticement to do him the "favor" of staging the attack.  

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