Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges in Chicago Court Appearance

February 25, 2020

On Monday, Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to the new charges he was indicted for earlier this month, according to Page Six. Smollett appeared in a Chicago, Illinois, court one year after being there for allegedly making up a hate crime attack against himself. He pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct charges and was released on a $20,000 bail bond. The two brothers who were first accused of attacking Smollett, Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, were present in the gallery. “I’m just here to support the process,” Ola Osundairo said. Smollett's lawyers have filed a countersuit; they claim that Smollett is facing "malicious prosecution."  Smollett's next court appearance is on March 18.