As the investigation surrounding his alleged attack unfolds, Jussie Smollett has hired defense attorney Michael Monico — the same high-powered defense attorney that represented Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
It’s unclear at what point Monico began representing Jussie, but the news was confirmed to a variety of news outlets this evening.
Late tonight, high powered Chicago defense attorney Michael Monico confirmed to ET that he is now representing Jussie Smollett. It is unclear when Monico began representing Smollett. Monico most recently represented President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.
— Brendon Geoffrion (@tv_brendon) February 16, 2019
UPDATE: Michael Cohen's defense attorney is now representing Jussie Smollett. The two men suspected in his alleged attack were released Friday night without chargeshttps://t.co/XhaFLEfVIe
— Variety (@Variety) February 16, 2019
As reported earlier today, after two days of questioning, the Chicago Police Department confirmed it has released two suspects in the Jussie Smollett case without filing charges due to ‘new evidence’ resulting from the interrogations.