According to Charlie De Mar of CBS Chicago, the judge determined cameras will be permitted in the courtroom for Smollett's hearing on Thursday.
Schmidt represents Ola and Abel Osundairo, who allegedly told Chicago police that Smollett paid them $3,500 by check to stage a hate crime against him in January, because he was upset with his salary on "Empire".
Jussie Smollett is set to appear in court Tuesday.
"Obviously that shift is because of the evidence that came to light, and it was because this was something that was at Mr. Smollett's direction", she said. He entered with Tina Glendian, a lawyer from his attorney Mark Geragos' firm. Details in some of those statements were different, the indictment says. "We knew that there is no way they would expose their evidence to a public airing and subject their witnesses to cross-examination". He is free on bond and has another hearing scheduled for Thursday. After an investigation that lasted longer than three week, prosecutors charged Smollett with making a false report.
"Meanwhile, following the news of his indictment, Chief Communications Officer of the Chicago Police Department Anthony Guglielmi tweeted: ".
Each count covers various alleged acts that Smollett falsely described to the officers-including that he was hit by two men, that they yelled racial and homophobic slurs and poured a chemical on him.
"As far as we can tell, the scratching and bruising that you saw on his face were most likely self-inflicted", Johnson alleged.
Smollett, 36, who is black and openly gay and plays a gay musician on the Fox network hip-hop drama "Empire", was charged last month in a single-count criminal complaint with making a false report to police, defined under IL law as a form of disorderly conduct.
Smollett, an actor on the Fox drama "Empire", was recently indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct by a Cook County grand jury. ". Empire actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career".
According to previous police recitations of Smollett's story, he reported that two masked men approached him on the street in the early hours of January 29 shouting racial and homophobic slurs, struck him in the face, doused him with an "unknown chemical substance" and wrapped a rope around his neck before they fled.
Smollett has maintained that he is a victim and has denied all the allegations that he staged the incident.