After being convicted of orchestrating a fake hate crime, Jussie Smollett is expected to serve a prison sentence in protective custody after warning the court that if he died in prison – it was not it’s his fault
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Jessie Smollett is expected to serve time in prison in protective custody over fears he will be injured.
The 39-year-old former Empire actor was sentenced to 150 days in Cook County Jail after being found guilty of staging a fake hate crime.
After receiving the sentence, Jussie protested his innocence and told the judge that if he died in prison it was the court’s fault.
“I didn’t commit suicide,” he told the court. “If anything happened to me when I got in there, I wouldn’t do it to myself. And you all must know that.”
It has now been announced that the actor will be serving time in protective custody after Jussie was reportedly asked for the term.
When Judge James Linn ordered the sentencing, he is said to have specified that Jussie would serve it under defense.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZThe judge said that the actor and his team had requested protection.
The purpose of protective custody is to protect an inmate from harm while he or she is serving a sentence.
At the actor’s sentencing, Samuel L Jackson, Reverend Jessie Jackson and Black Lives Matter were among those who wrote to the judge asking for “mercy.”
Jussie was convicted in Chicago after being convicted of 5 of 6 counts of disorderly conduct against him for lying to police about being the victim of a racist attack and homophobic discrimination.
In 2019, the actor claimed assailants beat him in the face, wrapped ropes around his neck and impregnated him with an ‘unknown chemical’ before they fled.
A month later, he was arrested and accused of paying the brothers £2,600 to carry out the attack.
Jussie has been maintaining her chastity since the incident first occurred.
However, in delivering his damning verdict, judge Linn branded the actor a “quack” who had made it terribly difficult for the real victims of hate crimes.
He also called Jussie “profoundly arrogant, selfish and narcissistic” for self-destructing his life and career.
The actor began his career in 1991 as a child star with films including Mighty Ducks and Rob Reiner’s North.
However, he is best known for appearing on Empire as Jamal Lyon, the son of hip-hop mogul Lucious (Terrence Howard) and his wife Cookie (Taraji P Henson).
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