Jussie Smollett will serve 150 days in jail for falsifying attack and then lying to the police after that.
The court referred to Jussie Smollet as a narcissistic charlatan for inventing a hate crime against himself to garner attention while the country grappled with terrible issues of racial injustice.
In 2019, the 39-year-old actor said he was attacked by Donald Trump followers who were racist and homophobic. On December 9, 2021, Smollett was convicted guilty of five of the six charges.
“If I did this, then it means that I stuck my fist in the fears of Black Americans in this country for over 400 years and the fears of the LGBTQ community,” said Smollett during his sentencing hearing.
He continued, “Your honor, I respect you and I respect the jury, but I did not do this, and I am not suicidal, and if anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself, and you must all know that.”
Jussie Smollett loudly maintained his innocence Thursday after a judge sentenced the former “Empire” actor to 150 days in jail for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he orchestrated himself.
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Is Jussie Smollett Innocent?
According to the verified Jussie Smollett Instagram account, Jussie Smollet is innocent. A caption on the page read, “OUR BROTHER IS INNOCENT AND WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING. #FreeJussie.” However, the court says otherwise, evident in his 150 days sentencing.
Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in county jail and forced to pay more than $120,000 in reparations to the city of Chicago, as well as a fine of $25,000. The Sum of My Music album’s author was also sentenced to 30 months of felony probation.