Jussie Smollett made a name for himself for acting in films such as The Mighty Ducks and more. The actor is currently facing felony disorderly conduct charges over what prosecutors allege was staging an attack in 2019 while in Chicago.
It all started back in January 2019, when Jussie Smollett, who had an apartment in Chicago, filed a police report after he was said to have suffered a homophobic and racist attack near his Chicago home, leading to a hate crime investigation.
After investigation, authorities claimed Smollett staged the attack, alleging the actor paid two acquaintances, brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo to help carry out the scheme.
In the end, he was found guilty of lying about being a victim of hate crime. According to All Hiphop, Jussie Smollett’s defense attorney Nenye Uche has vowed to appeal the disgraced actor’s conviction.
Uche is confident Jussie will be “cleared of all accusations on all charges” because he is “100% innocent.” A post-trial hearing will take place on January 27th and Cook County Judge James Linn said he would schedule sentencing at a later date.
Jussie now faces a possible 3-year prison sentence, but might not get jailed as he has no prior record. However, he will have to pay $130k in restitution to Chicago to cover its expenses for investigating the hoax.
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