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Jussie Smollett sentenced to jail for staging hate crime

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Jussie Smollett sentenced to jail for staging hate crime - Naija News 247
Jussie Smollett sentenced to jail for staging hate crime


The ruling was given by a Chicago judge on Tuesday, March 10, 2022.


According to the judge, the actor will be spending five months in prison for concocting a fake hate crime.



“I’m innocent! I could’ve said I was guilty a long time ago!” Smollett said as he was led away in handcuffs and remanded into custody.


“I did not do this and I am not suicidal and if anything happens to me when I go there, I did not do it to myself and you must all know that.”

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Smollett was sentenced to 30 months of probation, the first five of which he must spend in the Cook County jail, and ordered to pay the city of Chicago $120,000 in restitution and a $25,000 fine after he was found guilty on five counts of felony disorderly conduct following his eight-day trial late last year.

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The actor claimed to have been attacked by two men who beat him up, tied a noose around his neck, and poured bleach on him.


There were reportedly two men wearing ski masks that viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back.


He suffered a fractured rib, and the attackers put a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him as they yelled, “This is MAGA country.”


The Osundairo brothers were later named in the alleged attack on Smollett.

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