Empire movie star Jussie Smollett appeared in court today.
He pleaded ‘Not guilty’ in 16 count charges of lying to police about being attacked.
Jussie who appeared in court with some of his family members held his head high as they all appeared in black attire and sun glasses.
The 36-year-old, who insists he’s innocent, pleaded not guilty to the 16 felony counts against him.
Smollett will return to court in April and will be allowed to travel between New York City and Los Angeles to meet with lawyers.
If convicted, Smollett faces a maximum of 48 years behind bars.
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