Defense Argues Jussie Smollett’s ‘Attackers’ Inspired by Homophobia in Flailing Cross-Examination


    Defense Argues Jussie Smollett’s ‘Attackers’ Motivated by Homophobia in Flailing Cross-Examination

    < img width=" 789" height=" 460 "src="" class =" attachment-featured-single size-featured-single" alt loading=" lazy" sizes= "( max-width: 789px) 100vw, 789px" srcset=" 300w, 768w, 459w, 789w, 50w, 1592w" > Jussie Smollett shows up with family members at court on the first complete day of his trial in Chicago, Ill., November 30, 2021.( Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters)

    Chicago, Ill.— The defense lawyer for previous Empire star Jussie Smollett on Tuesday attempted to poke holes in the earlier testament of the lead detective on the case and tried to expose defects in the Chicago Police Department’s investigation of what authorities have actually called a “staged” hate crime versus the disgraced star.

    But lead attorney Nenye Uche’s flailing interrogation of detective Michael Theis encountered as unfocused, disorienting, and frequently complicated. Uche jumped around from topic to subject, and point to point, and his questioning was routinely stopped by a plainly frustrated Cook County Judge James Linn for being leading …

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