“Now it’s time we say goooodbyeeee…
J U S S I E….”
we have finally reached the end of the jussie smollett saga.
this case was like a roach infestation.
you think it was done but more kept coming.
jussie smollett was sentenced today and…
Jussie Smollett was convicted by a Cook County jury in December, when he was found guilty of five of the six class four felony disorderly conduct charges he faced. Today, a judge sentenced Smollett to 30 months felony probation. He’s ordered to spend 150 days in county jail, pay $120,106 to the City of Chicago, and fined $25,000.
Smollett responded to the sentence by pulling his mask down and repeatedly saying, “I am not suicidal.” He stood and continued, “I am innocent, and I am not suicidal. If I did this then it means I stuck my fist in the fears of Black Americans in this country for over 400 years and the fears of the LGBTQ community. 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, and you must all know that.”
Prior to the sentencing, members of his family spoke on Smollett’s behalf while letters written by Samuel L. Jackson, Alfre Woodard, and the director of the Illinois Innocence Project. Judge James Linn cited Smollett’s track record of community service and witness arguments on Smollett’s behalf, but argued that the actor had repeatedly lied in his testimony.
why is he chanting he isn’t suicidal?????
i guess this means “b-boy blues” won’t be coming out anytime soon?
it’s a very lenient sentence.
it’s around 5 months in jail.
he’ll be out to enjoy the end of summer 2022.
i mean he said he was the “gay 2pac” and pac spent 120 days in jail.
our words are spells.
i mean isn’t this out the rapping wolves get street cred?
i’m sure he won’t be spending the traditional way in jail.
he is a celeb and all.
he might get the “martha stewart special“.
he can think of this as a mini-vacation to get his comeback together.
i’m still so baffled at how all of this played out tho.
he had record deals!
he was the favorite character on empire!
he was heading into being a force to be reckoned with.
he went from being the fav to being the most hated.
it’s so bizarre from start to finish.
this situation should definitely be used in a college course.
ETA: the judge dragged jussie and said what most are thinking…
…and jussie follows it up with “i’m not suicidal”?
lowkey: they should make a movie about jussie smollett.
i’d watch that.
i wonder who they would cast to play him?
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