Jussie Smollett is going to jail. 

On Thursday, the 39-year-old actor was sentenced to 150 days in Cook County Jail. He was immediately remanded into custody following his sentencing. 

Judge James B. Linn also sentenced the actor to 30 months of felony probation. He was also ordered to pay $120,106 in restitution to the City Of Chicago and fined $25,000. 

Jussie declined to speak prior to receiving his sentence. Following the sentencing, he was asked yet again if he would like to say something. Jussie pulled down his face mask and stated:

“No, I would just like to say to your honor that I am not suicidal. That’s what I would like to say. 

I am not suicidal. I am innocent, and I am not suicidal. 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 LGBT community.”

He went on to say:

“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. 

I respect you, your honor, I respect your decision.”

Before handing down Jussie’s sentence, the judge berated him for the role he played throughout the orchestration of the hate crime hoax. The judge called him “arrogant,” “selfish,” and “narcissistic,” and that he “committed hour upon hour upon hour of pure perjury” when he was on the stand. 

Jussie was charged with six counts of disorderly conduct back in February of 2020, when prosecutors alleged that the actor, who is Black and gay, paid off two brothers to help stage a racist and homophobic attack against him in January of 2019. 

He pled not guilty to the charges. 


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