Yesterday the prosecution and defense at the Jussie Smollett trial presented their closing arguments to the jury, who then began deliberations:

Now reporters covering the trial are saying a verdict has been reached after a few hours of deliberations:

We’re expecting the verdicts to be announced soon and will update this story when that happens.


The reading of the verdicts has apparently been delayed because it’s taken Smollett a while to get to the courthouse:

Update II: Verdicts are being read:

More from CBS2:

A jury of six men and six women deliberated more than nine hours over two days before finding Smollett guilty of five of six counts of disorderly conduct, accusing the actor of staging a fake racist and homophobic attack against himself in January 2019, and then lying to police about it, in a bid for publicity. Jurors found him not guilty of the sixth count of disorderly conduct.