WATCH: Jussie Smollett’s Sentencing Video Goes Viral On Twitter, and, YouTube: On Thursday a Chicago court convicted actor Jussie Smollett, one-time star of the Television drama “Empire” to 30 months probation and 150 days in prison for staging a hate crime against himself. A jury in the month of December discovered Smollett (39-years-old), guilty of 5 of the 6 offenses of disorderly conduct counts he faced, one for each time he was accused of lying to cops. The sentencing video of Jussie Smollett is currently making rounds all over the web. Jussie Smollett shouted “I am not suicidal” to the court after he was convicted to 150 days in jail. The actor, best known for his role on the Television show Empire was sentenced on 5 of 6 charges in the month of December of staging a 2019 attack that made it seems like a racist, homophobic hate crime was committed against him. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
Jussie Smollett’s Sentencing Video
The 39-year-old actor was convicted to 30 months of felony probation on Thursday afternoon with no travel restrictions, a $120, 106 in a refund to the city, and a $25,000 fine, along with spending the first 150 days of his conviction in the Cook County Jail. After the convicting, Smollett shouted: “I am innocent. I could have stated I am guilty a long time ago.”
Footage of the reaction of Smollett to his jail conviction is going viral on social media this morning. One video clip, shared by Philip Lewis of Huff Post, has already garnered more than 610,000 views at the time of publishing. Smollett can be watched addressing the judge after the conviction was declared, informing him that he was innocent.
Jussie Smollett’s Sentencing Video Explained
Smollett stated as he was direct from the court, “If anything occurs to me when I go in there I did not do it to myself.”
Cook County Judge James Linn informed Smollett: “Your very name has become the adverb of lying” and added that Smollett caused “actual damage to sufferers of hate crimes” and stated the verdict of the jury was “accurate and correct”. The judge stated that “You are just a charlatan pretending to be a sufferer of a hate crime, and that is shameful.”
Actor Jussie Smollett is direct out of the courtroom after being convicted at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on the 10th of March, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Jussie Smollett was found guilty last year of lying to police about a hate crime after he reported to cops that two masked men physically assailed him, shouting racist and anti-gay remarks near his Chicago home in the year 2019. He was sentenced to 150 days in prison, 30 months probation, ordered to pay $120,000 restitution to the city of Chicago, and fined $25,000.