Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in fake attack

The judge also sentenced Smollett to 30 months of felony probation and ordered that he pay $120,106 in restitution to the city of Chicago and a $25,000 fine.

Actor Jussie Smollett speaks to Judge James Linn after his sentence is read at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, March 10, 2022, in Chicago

Cook County Judge James Linn ordered that Smollett’s county jail sentence begin immediately following the hearing.

“If I did this, then it means that I stuck my fist in the fears of Black Americans in this country for over 400 years and the fears of the LGBT community,”

“I am innocent,” he yelled, raising his first. “I could have said I am guilty a long time ago.”