Jussie Smollett has lastly discovered his destiny.
The previous Empire actor was sentenced to 150 days in a county jail on Thursday, March 10, for submitting a false police report again in 2019 after he informed investigators that he was the sufferer of an alleged hate crime. He was additionally sentenced to 30 months of felony probation and ordered to pay town about $120,000 in restitution and to pay a tremendous of $25,000.
After the sentence, Smollett spoke out in courtroom. “I didn’t do that,” he stated. “And I’m not suicidal. If something occurs to me once I go in there, I didn’t do it to myself and it’s essential to all know that.”
Whereas leaving the courtroom, he stated, “I’m harmless. If I used to be responsible, I may’ve stated it a very long time in the past.”
His lawyer stated they’re submitting a movement of enchantment. The choose denied the request for a “keep” or pause.
Throughout the sentencing, a letter from Samuel L. Jackson was learn in help of Smollett. The actor’s grandmother took the stand to advocate for him, with Smollett wiping a tear after she stepped down. Black Lives Matter and the NAACP additionally despatched letters arguing in opposition to incarceration.