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Jussie Smollett mugshot

Source: Cook County Sheriff’s Office / Cook County Sheriff’s Office

The verdict in the Jussie Smollett trial is in.

The Empire actor has been found guilty of staging a hate crime and lying about it. In total, he’s been found guilty of five of the six charges of disorderly conduct after the actor claimed he was attacked back in 2019.

It’s been nearly three years since the former Empire actor first claimed he’d been attacked near his Chicago apartment by two men with seemingly racist intent. Smollett first drew sympathy from fans, peers and public officials around the world – but support turned to suspicion and eventually he faced accusations of faking the assault to raise his public visibility.

Smollett was charged with five counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly hiring a confidant and his brother to assault him on a frigid night in January 2019, scripting even the racial slurs and “MAGA” slogan they were to shout as they attacked.

According to experts, even though the actor was found guilty, he more than likely won’t serve any time in jail.

Do you think Jussie should get any jail time? Did the jury get the ruling correct?

 

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