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Jussie Smollett took the stand in his own defense in a last-ditch effort to avoid going to prison.

Smollett raised a defiant fist as he arrived at the Cook County courthouse with his mother, Janet Smollett, on Monday, Dec. 6.

Despite his display of defiance sources say the "Empire" actor fears he will be convicted.

He is charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct for lying to police about an alleged hate crime in Chicago in 2019.

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The disgraced actor fears he will lose the case after one of his attorneys accused the judge of lunging at her last week.

Tamara Walker, Esq. accused Judge James Linn of moving aggressively toward her during a sidebar when she asked him to declare a mistrial.

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Judge Linn denied lunging at the curvaceous attorney and declined her request for a mistrial.

Smollett, 39, testified on Monday that he went to bathhouses, took drugs and had sex with one of his co-conspirators, Abel Osundairo.

Smollett told the jury that he and Abel Osundairo went to a gay bathhouse again and "there was some touching." He mentioned that there was gay pornography on the walls.

"We went alone, we got a private room again. We made out a little bit and this time we masturbated together."

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Smollett said he and Abel (left) went to the bathhouse after leaving a strip club with Abel's brother, Olabinjio Osundairo. Smollett was in a steady relationship with another man at the time.

A bathhouse is a place where gay men go for amenities such as massages and facials, and to have intimate relations with strangers in a wet environment.

Smollett made the admission because Abel testified last week that he and Smollett never had intimate relations.


Smollett said he took drugs with Abel because he felt pressured by "Empire" creator Lee Daniels (right).

He said Daniels told him that he was for gay Black men what Phylicia Rashad was for Black women on The Cosby Show.

The pressure made him turn to drugs, which Abel supplied him with, according to Smollett. He said he paid Abel $200 for drugs.

The actor said he was "creeped out by Abel's muscle-bound brother, Ola Osundairo, who Walker said was homophobic.

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Jussie Smollett has been caught in another lie. The disgraced actor and his alleged attacker, Abel Osundairo, previously enjoyed a sexual relationship, an insider has alleged.

The 37-year-old actor was arrested last January for making false reports to the Chicago Police Department after he claimed he was attacked by 2 Trump supporters in a vicious hate crime attack in the city.

The Chicago police insist he staged the attack himself to gain publicity and to earn more money from Empire producers.

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Investigators say Smollett paid Abel (pictured left) and his brother Ola Osundairo (right) to stage the beating.

The charges were eventually dropped by Harris's friend, state prosecutor Kim Foxx, probably as a favor to their friend Michelle Obama.

In February, the new special prosecutor indicted Smollett on 6 charges of disorderly conduct.

Smollett, who is reportedly related to California Sen. Kamala Harris, pleaded not guilty and denied the charges. He claimed he paid the brothers $3,500 for performance enhancing drugs, but not to stage a crime.

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Smollett reportedly arranged for Abel and Ola to appear as extras in Empire. Ola is pictured at right in this jailhouse scene with Taraji P. Henson (center).

According to a new report, the former Empire star was sexually involved with Abel Osundairo after meeting at an upscale Chicago ghey bathhouse for affluent ghey men.

"They used to party together and he had a sexual relationship with (Abel)," a source told the New York Post's gossip column Page Six. "They went to this affluent Chicago bathhouse multiple times and they had to show ID. It's known as a bathhouse where a lot of affluent black gay men hang out.

"There should be a record (of their visits)," the source said, adding that the bathhouse records may be subpoenaed in Smollett's upcoming trial on charges of disorderly conduct.


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Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty during his arraignment hearing on charges of disorderly conduct stemming from a hate crime hoax in Chicago.

Smollett, 37, pleaded not guilty to six felony counts of disorderly conduct at the Cook County Courthouse on Monday.

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Abel Osundairo and Ola Osundairo, the two Nigerian brothers who say Smollett paid them to attack him, also appeared in court with their attorney Gloria Schmidt.

"They are here because they want the truth to be told," Schmidt told reporters. The brothers will testify at Smollett's trial.

Smollett lost his job on Fox TV's Empire after he staged a hate crime and blamed Trump supporters for assaulting him, tying a noose around his neck and pouring bleach on him.

A judge set Smollett's next hearing for March 18. He faces 30 years in prison if convicted on all charges.


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