CHICAGO (WGN) -- Actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging an attack against himself last year.
Smollett pleaded not guilty to six counts of disorderly conduct after special prosecutor Dan Webb announced the charges earlier this month. They stemmed from the alleged staging of a hate crime outside his Streeterville apartment last year.
Smollett was charged after Chicago police determined his story was made up. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx ultimately dropped charges against Smollett amid questions of her handling of the case.
Smollett’s legal team filed a motion with the state Supreme Court claiming the judged erred in assigning a special prosecutor and that the indictment is invalid due to double jeopardy
Smollett is free on $20,000 bond. He’s due back in court on March 18.