Jussie Smollett Returns To Court Over Conflict Of Interest

Contributed by Scott Lipscomb

Over a year has passed since Jessie Smollet has been in court regarding to a case of a fake hate crime. The former Empire star allegedly payed two brothers to stage an attack against him.

The recent court appearance had to do with Smollett’s attorney, Nenye Uche, talking to the brothers.It’s unclear what was allegedly said but USA Today reports the Osundairos claim it was about the case. The hearing was closed with no media allowed so it’s not known what was said in the courtroom.

USA Today also reports Uche denied talking to the brothers but a judge will decide if he can remain on the case.

Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez, an attorney for the Osundairos, said in a statement, “I think enough evidence and proof was laid out today to support our position.”

After initial charges were dropped following hos staged incident, special prosecutor Dan Webb is pressing six counts of disorderly conduct against the 38 year old.