Jussie Smollett’s case is finally at a close.
In December, former Empire actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for making false reports about a fake anti-gay/Black crime.
In the latest update, Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail, 30 months of probation and ordered to pay restitution of more than $120,000 and a $25,000 fine today (March 10). Smollett will begin his sentence immediately.
As reported on CNN, “after the judge announced his sentence, Smollett lowered his face mask and said he was innocent. ‘Your honor, I respect you and I respect the jury, but I did not do this,’ the actor told the judge before turning to the court. “And I am not suicidal. And if anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself. And you must all know that.” Before he was taken into custody, the actor yelled again that he was innocent and raised a fist in the air.