Jussie Smollett lawyer tells court he's 'a real victim' of racist and homophobic attack

Jussie Smollett "is a real victim" of a "real crime," his lawyer told jurors on Monday at the start of the former Empire actor's trial, despite prosecutors' claim that he staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago.

Defence lawyer Nenye Uche said two brothers attacked Smollett in January 2019 because they didn't like him, and that a cheque the actor paid the men was for training so he could prepare for an upcoming music video.

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