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Jussie Smollett's lawyers portray actor as a victim twice over — of attack and frame-up

CHICAGO - Calling Jussie Smollett's prosecution a "travesty of justice," the actor's attorneys on Friday laid out arguments for his innocence in the case that made him an object of widespread derision and sparked the greatest crisis of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's career.

Far from being the architect of a hoax hate crime, Smollett's attorneys say he was, in fact, a victim twice over: First

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