Jussie Smollett stated that he was innocent and did not pay two men to stage a racist and homophobic attack on him as he sat down for an interview on Sway In The Morning on Monday. He spoke about the time he spent in jail giving him clarity after being found guilty of lying to police in March, declaring that he's "not a piece of s--t".
The film had previously been seen by fans at the 2021 American Black Film Festival where it won the Narrative Feature Fan Favorite Award.
Jussie Smollett has spoken out about what he perceives to be unjust treatment and slander from the public in a new rap song posted to his social media account. The song, entitled "Thank You God", also contains shoutouts to supporters such as CNN host Don Lemon.
On Wednesday (March 16), Jussie Smollett was freed from jail on bond, for now. That was fast—and on cue, the MAGA crowd is big mad.
According to reports, Taraji P. Henson joined several other celebrities in calling the punishment excessive. Though Smollett maintained his innocence, he was found guilty last year of filing a false police report and was convicted of five counts of disorderly conduct.
When told that Jussie feared he might get "Epstein'ed" in prison, Freddie simply said "Oh yeah yeah, they gonna get to ya booty!"
Actor Jussie Smollett was sentenced to five months in jail for the crime of faking a hate crime. Last year, the former Empire star was convicted of filing a false police report.
It's the end of the line for Juicy Smolliét. Empire actor Jussie Smollet has been found guilty of 5 of 6 counts, thus the jury basically said he lied to the police about that racist, homophobic attack against him in Chicago.
Jussie Smollett took the stand on day 5 of his criminal trial in Chicago, Illinois where he is accused of orchestrating the hate attack he claimed to be a victim of in January 2019. During his six hours of testimony, the former "Empire" actor stated that he did drugs and "made out" with one of the two brothers accused of attacking him.
On Monday (Nov. 29), jury selection has begun in the former Empire actor's disorderly conduct case where he faces six felony counts.
Jussie Smollett is back in these streets and hitting red carpets again.