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The Latest: Judge: Actor didn't appear to be seeking privacy

Added 05-23-19 02:03:02pm EST - “The Latest on a judge's order unsealing the file from actor Jussie Smollett's criminal case (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Judge: Actor didn’t appear to be seeking privacy”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on a judge’s order unsealing the file from actor Jussie Smollett’s criminal case (all times local):

A judge that ordered the file from Jussie Smollett’s criminal case unsealed says the actor’s actions did not appear to be those of someone seeking to maintain his privacy.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins said in his order Thursday that Smollett’s lawyers had argued that since the case was dismissed, Smollett had “the right to be left alone.”

Watkins wrote that Smollett “voluntarily appeared on national television for an interview speaking about the incident in detail” and that on “several occasions, attorneys for defendant, presumably with his authorization, appeared on various media outlets speaking about the case.”

Watkins added that “these are not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy or simply to be let alone.”

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