Jussie Smollett was released from Cook County Jail on Wednesday. After an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be released until his conviction. For lying to police about a racial and homophobic attack is appealed. The decision comes after Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail by a Cook County court last week. For his conviction on five felony charges of disorderly conduct for lying to police. Smollett may be released after paying a $150,000 personal recognisance bail, according to the appeals court.
He was attacked by two masked people
Jussie Smollett has been in jail for six nights after a Cook County court sentenced him. For 150 days in prison plus 30 months of probation, as well as $120,000 in reparations and a $25,000 fine. In December, a jury convicted Smollett, 39, guilty of five counts of disorderly conduct for falsely reporting to police. He was attacked by two masked people on a dark Chicago street. In January 2019 in a racial and homophobic attack. Smollett, who is Black and homosexual, hired two men to orchestrate the attack, according to the inquiry.
Jussie Smollett lost his job as a songwriter
Jussie Smollett lost his job as a singer-songwriter in the last season of “Empire,” a Fox television hip-hop drama that completed a five-year run in 2020 while maintaining his innocence. Speaking to reporters outside the jail after Smollett departed, Smollett defence attorney Nenye Uche said the Smollett family is “very very satisfied with today’s events.” Smollett had not eaten and simply drank water while in detention, according to Uche, but he could not specify why.
He chastised the special prosecutor’s decision to re-charge Smollett after the first charges were dismissed and he paid a fine by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. He also said Judge James Linn’s sentence for a low-level criminal was severe, and that the appeal court doesn’t “play politics.” “The fundamental debate is whether or not Black guys should be escorted to jail for a class 4 crime. If you believe they should, you should be ashamed of yourself “Uche said.