On Thursday, Actor Jussie Smollett Was Sentenced To Five Months In Prison For Faking A Hate Crime In Which He Lied To Authorities About Being Assaulted By Two Men Who Hurled Racist And Homophobic Slurs At Him.
As Per A Portal, The Actor Has Also Been Asked To Pay Usd 120,000 Restitution To The City Of Chicago And Also A Usd 25,000 Fine. Additionally, Smollett Will Have To Serve 30 Months Of Probation.
The actor stood up after the sentence was pronounced and maintained his innocence, telling the court, "I am not suicidal, and if anything happens to me when I go [to jail], I did not do it to myself, and you must all remember that."
Smollett was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct in March 2019 after reportedly filed a false complaint alleging that two men attacked him late at night while he was walking home from a sandwich shop. Later that month, the accusations were withdrawn. The case against him was then reopened by a special prosecutor, Dan Webb, and Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct again in early 2020.
He Went On To Say That The Men Had Tied A Rope Around His Neck And Poured Bleach On Him. The Event Was Allegedly Staged For Publicity Purposes, According To Authorities.