Former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail, 30 months felony probation and to pay restitution to the city of Chicago, and a fine of $25,000 on Thursday, after he was that he staged a hate-crime attack against himself in 2019. Judge James B. Linn stated that the evidence against Smollett was “overwhelming” and that the jury’s verdict in his case was “correct.”
In December Smollett was found guilty on 5 charges of disorderly conduct – one count for each time he lied to police following the hoax ‘attack.’
Smollett was found not guilty on a 6th count of lying to a detective.
The case revolved around an absurd claim by Smollett that two ‘white men’ ambushed him at 2 am, in 20-degree weather, in downtown Chicago while screaming “This is MAGA country!”
Making his story even more unbelievable, at least for any rationally thinking person, Jussie added that the attackers poured bleach on him, and put a noose around his neck, while verbally abusing him with homophobic and racial slurs. Read more
Jussie Smollett receives his sentence, and then insists he is innocent and not suicidal. pic.twitter.com/bEuyL3KBqy— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 11, 2022
BYE FELICIA: #JussieSmollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for hate hoax, then throws up the communist black power fist and begins to shout: “I AM NOT SUICIDAL!” as he his hauled away to jail in shame pic.twitter.com/3rFIQbZSPF— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) March 11, 2022