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Jussie Smollett Hoax Crime Hoax faces trial years after Soros-backed prosecutor Kim Foxx drops charges

Jussie Smollett will finally face a judge and jury in the trial for his hate crime hoax, years after a prosecutor with ties to George Soros dropped charges against the disgraced Hollywood star.

Smollett was charged with six counts relating to filing a false police report in 2019 claiming Trump supporters physically assaulted him – including putting a noose around his neck and shedding bleach – in what he described as a racist and homophobic attack.

The old one Empire The star even claimed that his attackers said “This is MAGA country” as they proceeded with his assault. But the whole event ultimately turned out to be a hoax the actor allegedly staged to boost his Hollywood career.

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Two Nigerian bodybuilder brothers alleged that Smollett paid them $ 3,500 to pose as his abusers. Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo are expected to testify during the trial.

Jussie Smollett Hoax Crime Hoax faces trial years after Soros-backed prosecutor Kim Foxx drops charges

Brothers Olabinjo Osundairo, right, and Abimbola Osundairo, who claim actor Jussie Smollett hired them to stage an attack on him, appear in Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago on Monday, February 24, 2020, after the appearance of Smollett in court on a new set of charges alleging he lied to police about being the target of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago early last year. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast)

Smollett and his family are said to have arrived at the Chicago courthouse shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday. Her arms were locked with her mother’s as they walked past a crowd of press cameras in the courthouse lobby, according to a WGN9 report.

Jury selection was due to take place on Monday as the highly anticipated trial officially opens to rule on charges brought by Special Prosecutor Dan Webb.

Smollett’s road to trial was long and complicated. In a controversial move, Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx dropped the original 16 charges against the actor without explanation. Foxx was reportedly contacted by Tina Tchen, a longtime Obama ally and former Obama White House official, shortly before the charges were dropped.

Jussie Smollett Hoax Crime Hoax faces trial years after Soros-backed prosecutor Kim Foxx drops charges

Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a press conference in Chicago. (AP File Photo / Teresa Crawford)

Jussie Smollett was an Obama supporter who campaigned with Barack and Michelle Obama. Foxx has ties to left-wing billionaire George Soros, who donated to a PAC affiliated with his campaign.

Following widespread backlash, the city of Chicago filed a federal lawsuit against Smollett in an attempt to recover the money spent on the investigation. A judge later appointed Dan Webb as a special prosecutor, who brought the six outstanding charges against the actor.

Smollett, who has claimed his innocence, faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

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