A lawyer for Jussie Smollett is asking a judge in Chicago to allow the Empire actor to travel while he is free on bond on charges he falsely reported being attacked by two masked men.
Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett’s attorneys, who have said he’s innocent. She says one of his attorneys is expected to appear before a judge Monday (Feb. 25) to make the request.
Smollett was charged last week with disorderly conduct. Chicago police say Smollett, who is black and gay, staged the attack then told police his attackers yelled racial and anti-gay slurs and referenced President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.