JENNIFER HUDSON: QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT HER TREATMENT AT TRIAL
Credit: Getty Images
CHICAGO (AP) -- There is no question that Jennifer Hudson is a star. But there is a growing question whether the Oscar winning actress is being given the star treatment at the Chicago courtroom where her former brother-in-law is charged with killing three members of her family. When she arrives at court each day, Hudson comes with her personal bodyguards, who also get to sit in the courtroom near her. She uses a secret entrance to bypass photographers, eats in private and waits for proceedings to start in the judge's chambers -- where usually no one is allowed. A spokesman for the judge says Hudson isn't getting preferential treatment. But a defense attorney who works cases in Los Angeles says the way Hudson is being treated is "outrageous." Manny Medrano says if what was happening with Hudson happened in Los Angeles, there'd be an outrage.