Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in fake attack
A judge sentenced Jussie Smollett to 150 days in jail, branding the Black
Gay actor a narcissistic charlatan for staging a hate crime against himself to grab the limelight while the nation struggled with wrenching issues of racial injustice.
Smollett responded by defiantly maintaining his innocence and suggesting he could be killed in jail.
Actor Jussie Smollett speaks to Judge James Linn after his sentence is read at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.
Smollett maintained his innocence during his sentencing hearing Thursday after a judge sentenced the former “Empire” actor to 150 days in jail for lying to police about a racist.
After Cook County Judge James Linn issued his decision, Smollett removed the face mask he wore throughout the hearing to proclaim himself innocent.
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