Jussie Smollet is an american Actor and singer.
On thursday, March 10 , Smollet was sentenced to 150days in jail for lying to the police in hate crime hoax. Again, He has been ordered to pay a fine.
The court yesterday ordered Smollet to pay restitution of more than $120,000 fine that is for making reports to the police that he was the victim of a hate crime in January 2019 which was false.
Smollet told the court he was innocent and is not true he committed this, He said “Your honor, I respect you and I respect the jury, but I did not do this, And I am not suicidal. And if anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself.
The incident happened in January 2019 when the actor, who is Black and gay, told Chicago police that on a frigid night two unknown men attacked him, yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him, poured bleach on him and wrapped a noose around his neck.
The Judge said, the actor orchestrated the incident and paid two brothers he knew from the Fox drama “Empire” to stage the incident for publicity.