In 2019 actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime.
Smollett was an actor on the show Empire.
He asked a judge to dismiss the criminal case and it was denied.
Now with the case moving ahead anyway, his lawyer says his rights are being violated for going back on that original deal.
Evidently the case is now being led by a special prosecutor appointed by a different judge.
Smollett claimed he was assaulted by two men who said homophobic and racial slurs as well as put a rope around his neck.
The police spoke to two people of interest and decided to investigate whether Smollett set the whole thing up.
It turned out, Smollett allegedly paid two men $3,500 to do it to help his career.
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