The Empire actor arrived around at Cook County criminal court around 11am wearing reflective sunglasses and offering a slight smile.
Media organizations want video and still cameras to record court proceedings on the charges alleging Smollett staged a phony attack on himself and told police he was the victim of a hate crime.
Cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom for Jussie Smollett's next hearing in Chicago later this week, a judge ruled Tuesday.
The attorney for Jussie Smollett-Tina Glandian said Smollett and his legal team are actually for cameras being in the courtroom, saying "In light of the substantial amount of misinformation in the case, the defense actually welcomes cameras in the courtroom".
Smollett reported to police in January that he had been attacked in Chicago in an incident that ended with a noose around his neck.
The new update comes on the heels of a grand jury indicting Jussie on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. "Smollet paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago's reputation through the mud in the process", Eddie said during the press conference. At least one of the brothers had appeared as an extra on "Empire", and Schmidt said they hoped Smollett could help their careers, but they now feel he betrayed them. On Friday, 20th Century Fox said the studio and the network had no comment on Smollett's indictment.
Meanwhile, Smollett's attorney, Mark Geragos, wonders why the Osundairo brothers were not indicted right along with his client. We knew that there is no way they would expose their evidence to a public airing and subject their witnesses to cross-examination.
An attorney representing U.S. television actor Jussie Smollett, accused of staging a false hate-motivated attack, said Tuesday the case was mired in "misinformation" and "demonstrably false" evidence. Although he's maintained his innocence, the court of public opinion isn't buying it.
Smollett said they also yelled, "This is MAGA country", in a reference to President Donald Trump's campaign slogan of "Make America Great Again".
"As far as we can tell, the scratching and bruising that you saw on his face were most likely self-inflicted", Johnson alleged. The nation is divided and Jussie Smollett does have his fair share of supporters who believe he is innocent.