Just three months after a Chicago-based jury found him guilty of lying to police, Jussie Smollett has learned his fate.
The ‘Empire’ actor was sentenced to 30 months felony probation, $120,106 in restitution, a maximum fine of $25,000, and 150 days of his sentence spent in the Cook County jail, starting immediately.
“I am not suicidal, that is what I would like to say. I am not suicidal,” Smollet responded when asked if he had any questions about his sentence. “I am NOT suicidal. I am innocent. And I am not suicidal.”
Smollet continued, raising his voice and standing. “If I did this then it means I stuck my fist in the fears of Black Americans in this country for over 400 years, and the fears of the LGBTQ community.”
“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.”
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