Jussie Smollett has vowed to “fight or die” his way out of his legal woes.

The former “Empire” star spoke out after being released on a $20,000 bond after a court hearing in Chicago Monday where he again denied staging his now-notorious hate crime attack last January.

“I don’t claim to be innocent — I am innocent,” the 37-year-old actor told a videographer in footage posted on TMZ.

The scandal-scarred actor admitted it was “definitely frustrating” to have to again fight in court, with Monday’s hearing exactly one year and three days after his first arraignment in the same case.

“It’s fight or die at this point,” he defiantly told the videographer.

The actor — who was dumped from “Empire” because of the scandal — laughed when asked if the legal battle was taking a toll, telling the cameraman it was “a pretty obvious question.”

Smollett was quizzed as he landed back in Los Angeles from his court hearing, with his attorney, Tina Glandian, by his side.

“He’s holding up, we’ll get through this — we have faith that system will eventually work,” Glandian insisted.

She also said they had confidence that they would get the case thrown out because of double jeopardy, arguing it was just the same case which should not be tried again after charges were dropped in March 2019.

Smollett, however, remained defiant when asked what defense case he had the most confidence in using.

“The truth is the best defense,” he said. “The truth, which they know nothing about.”

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