Jussie Smollett needs a brand new trial in Chicago or a not responsible verdict after he was convicted of falsely reporting a hate crime towards himself in 2019.
In paperwork obtained by NBC Information, his attorneys accuse the courtroom of constructing “quite a few trial errors main as much as the trial and in the course of the pendency of the trial.”
The Smollett’s protection staff additionally stated the proof introduced by prosecutors in the course of the trial was “inadequate and inconsistent in order that no cheap trier of reality may have discovered Mr. Smollett responsible past an affordable doubt and thus there’s proof that the jury verdict was opposite to the manifest weight of the proof.”
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“As such, the Defendant now respectfully requests that his convictions be vacated or within the different, that the Court docket grant the Defendant a brand new trial,” the submitting says.
After the responsible verdict, his lawyer Nenye Uche informed reporters Smollett is “100% harmless,” and the staff is assured “he will be cleared of all, all accusations on all prices. The decision is inconsistent,” he stated. “You possibly can’t say Jussie is mendacity and say Jussie is just not mendacity for a similar precise incident.”