A Chicago court Thursday handed down prison sentence to Jussie Smollett for lying to cops about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. He was previously found guilty of five of the six felony counts against him.
According to TMZ, Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail for his hoax in Chicago. This sentence also included 30 months felony probation, $120,106 restitution to the city of Chicago and will pay a $25,000 fine.
The “Empire” actor was not taken into custody after the verdict was returned back in December. He had remained free up until Thursday’s sentencing, which began at 11 AM.
Jussie previously requested a new trial after he alleged his defense team was not allowed to participate in the jury selection process. He also asked the judge to reverse the verdict that declared him guilty.
Jussie had claimed in January of 2019 that two while males attacked him, threw a noose around his neck and hurled racial slurs at him, all the while shouting, “This is MAGA country!!!”
He reported the alleged attack to cops after he invited them to his home and showed them a rope loosely wrapped around his neck. But, the authorities later said that actor had lied to them about the incident.
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