Convicted Race-Hoaxer Jussie Smollett Requests New Trial, Claims Jury Selection Was Tainted

Smollet was found guilty of 5 felony charges

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Jussie Smollett‘s legal team have filed documents to request a new trial unless the judge reverses the verdict and finds him not guilty of disorderly conduct for faking the police report, according to TMZ.

The actor requested the new trial two months after he was found guilty by the jurors of five of the six felony charges against him.

The outlet reported that Jussie claimed his constitutional rights were violated after his legal team was blocked from participating in the juror selection process

Jussie claimed that prosecutors portrayed a pattern of racism in their juror selections, TMZ reported.

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