Soon after three years, Jussie Smollett finally found out his fate after being convicted late last year for allegedly committing a hate crime in 2019. Following his sentencing in court, Jussie Smollett repeatedly claimed that he “didn’t commit suicide.” murder” and if anything had happened to him in prison, he wouldn’t have done it for himself.
After Judge James B. Linn issued official sentencingJussie Smollett had an emotional outburst in court, where he said the following:
“I did not commit suicide. I don’t commit suicide. I am innocent and I did not commit suicide. If I do this, it means I’ve gripped my hand in the fear of black Americans in this country for over 400 years, and the fear of the LGBT community. Your honor, I respect you and I respect the jury, but I didn’t do this and I didn’t kill myself. And if anything happened to me when I got in there, I didn’t do it to myself and you all must know that. I respect you, your honor. I respect your decision. … I did not commit suicide. ”
Before his sentencing, Judge Linn lashed out at Jussie at length, describing him as “selfish”, narcissistic” and “deeply arrogant”. The six-hour sentencing hearing also included the judge saying Jussie staged a pre-existing crime and performed a “performance” in the courtroom when he arrested the witness back in December.
As we reported earlier, Jussie Smollett was officially sentenced to 150 days in prison, 30 months of probation, to pay $120,106 in restitution and $25,000 in fines. for allegedly staging a fake hate crime against himself, where he was targeted for being black and gay.
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