Jussie Smollett Sentencing Date Set
Written by Rika C on January 27, 2022
As it was previously reported, in December, Jussie Smollett was found guilty on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for making false reports to police that he was the victim of a hate crime in January 2019.
Smollett, who is Black and gay, told Chicago Police that in January 2019, two unknown men attacked him, yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him, poured bleach on him, and wrapped a noose around his neck. Following an investigation, Chicago police investigated the case as a possible hate crime but soon determined the actor orchestrated the incident.
According to the latest update, Jussie, who was convicted last month of staging a fake hate crime, is set to be sentenced on March 10. His attorney Tamara Walker confirmed to CNN.
While his defense team said it will appeal the verdict, a hearing for post-trial motions is scheduled for today.