Update: Jussie Smollett has been moved from a psych ward and into a jail cell with a bed, according to his brother, Jocqui Smollett.
Convicted felon Jussie Smollett continues to spiral out of control as he’s sentenced to jail time. Jocqui Smollett, Jussie’s brother, says he was moved to the psych ward at the Cook County Jail in Chicago because he is “being at risk of self-harm,” Fox News reports.
The sheriff’s office released a statement that confirms Jussie is being held in protective custody, which is typical for inmates “who may potentially be at risk of harm due to the nature of their charges, their professions or their noteworthy status.”
In a video to Instagram, Jocqui said the situation is “very concerning.”
“What’s very concerning is that there was a note attached to his paperwork today saying that he’s at risk of self-harm,” Jacqui said. “I want to make it clear that he is in no way, shape, or form at risk of self-harm.”
“He wants to let folks know that he is very stable, he is very strong, he is very healthy and ready to take on the challenge that… has been put up against him,” the brother added.
Jocqui claimed the media and others are spreading “false information.”
“So please, make sure you all spreading facts. We really need our people to support us,” he said.
A judge has sentenced to thirty months felony probation, restitution to the city of Chicago in the amount of $120,106, a fine of $25,000, and 150 days in the Cook County Jail.
Despite receiving jail time and massive fines, left-wing actor and convicted felon Jussie Smollett proceeded to rant in court about his innocence.
Unbelievably, Smollett suggests he was sentenced to jail as a result of homophobia and racism in the U.S. justice system.
This case is “more evidence of systemic racism in the judicial system,” the actor said. In an interview with TMZ, Jussie Smollett the reason he was sent to jail is “because he’s black.”
In reality, a 12-person jury unanimously found him guilty in the face of overwhelming and undeniable evidence.
The crazed leftist plotted fake racist and homophobic assault against himself, then proceed to lie to police and create a false police report.
The politically-motivated stunt was an attack on Republicans and Donald Trump supporters shortly before the 2020 election year. He falsely claimed that he was assaulted by two people he described as white men wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.
Critics say Smollett is putting on an act until the curtain drops or, in this case, the cell door closes. Watch Smollett directly talk back to the judge:
Smollett’s defense team was by lead defense attorney Nenye Uche. They tried to get the conviction thrown out by pointing out what they allege was a bevy of “flagrant errors.” However, this argument from Smollett’s defense team failed miserably.
A number of people spoke out on behalf of the left-wing actor. His older brother, Jojo Smollett,pleaded to the court that his brother had already dealt with enough punishment by “Empire” being “ripped away from him before he was even charged.”
Family members also described the “anxiety” that Smollett has been suffered through with the “pseudo house arrest.”
Smollett sitting in court right now. Awaiting sentencing. (Hair seems shaved really short in comparison to other court proceedings.) pic.twitter.com/yGqC7w7CIP
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) March 10, 2022
Smollett’s grandmother, Molly Smollett, 92, also took the witness stand and attacked the media by claiming journalists aren’t doing sufficient investigative reporting.
More on this story via Fox News:
Prosecutor Sam Mendenhall also read a signed statement from Chicago Police Chief David Brown that requested Smollett pay restitution in the amount of $130,106 to the department given the resources deployed in order to properly investigate the legitimacy of the alleged hate crime.
Webb intently requested the judge give Smollett jail time on the basis of three aggravating factors that Smollett engaged in serious criminal misconduct, lied under oath for hours, and that Smollett has shown no contrition for his actions and never accepted responsibility.
After rebuttal by prosecutors, Judge James Linn upheld his belief that Smollett was granted a fair trial and denied Smollett’s request for a new one altogether.
“I’ve never had a case as voluminous as this,” Linn stated to the court. “Public confidence in this case was shaken and the appointment of a special prosecutor was necessary.”
In December, the former “Empire” actor, 39, was found guilty by a jury on five of six counts of disorderly conduct stemming from the 2019 falsely reported hate crime in which he claimed that two men attacked him due to his skin color and sexual orientation.
Among the surprising claims made in Smollett’s testimony was the revelation that the actor received a text from CNN’s Don Lemon, supposedly relaying information that the Chicago Police Department didn’t believe Smollett’s account of what happened.
He was found guilty of telling a police officer he was a hate crime victim, telling an officer he was a battery victim, telling a detective he was a hate crime victim, telling a detective he was a battery victim and then telling a detective again he was battery victim. He was not found guilty on a sixth charge of telling a second detective he was an aggravated battery victim.