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Former Empire star Jussie Smollett has been sentenced to 5 months in jail and 30 months felony probation for his role in a hate crime hoax.
According to court documents, Smollett must serve those 150 days in jail and pay $120,106 in restitution to law enforcement for their resources in investigating the hoax. Oh, he was also charged $25,000.
In 2019, Jussie alleged that he was attacked by two people. In 2021, Jussie was found guilty of five out of six felony counts of disorderly conduct.
Do you agree with Jussie’s sentence?
The brother of Jussie Smollet has said that the actor has been put into a psychiatry ward while incarcerated.
“So Jussie is currently in a psych ward at Cook County Jail,” Jocqui Smollet said in an Instagram video. “What’s very concerning is there was a note attached to his paperwork today and put on the front of his jail cell saying that he’s at risk of self-harm.”
“He is very stable,” Jocqui added. “He is very strong. He is very healthy and ready to take on the challenge that has ultimately has been put up against him.”
Jussie had mentioned at his sentencing that he was “not suicidal.”
Why do you think Jussie would be put into a psych ward?
Jussie Smollett Arrives In Court For Sentencing…
Actor Jussie Smollett is in court in Chicago, where he will be sentenced for staging a hate-crime hoax in January 2019.
In December, Smollett was found guilty on five counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police about the attack – which he hired two brothers to help stage.
Smollett faces a maximum of 15 years, or three years for each of the five counts. The judge will determine whether any sentence would be carried out concurrently, or consecutively.
What do you think the sentence will be? Does he deserve jail time?