May 25, 2022

Jussie Smollett released from prison after less than a week in jail due to appeal

Jussie Smollett was a two-bit actor who became a lousy hate-crime hoaxer. Still, he’s once again a free man despite his crime.

After less than a week in jail, Smollett is a free man while his appeal is pending, Fox News reported. The former “Empire” actor had been sentenced to 150 days in jail for his part in faking a hate crime against himself.

A 2-1 decision at an appeals court Wednesday granted Smollett his freedom. He was asked to post a $150,000 personal recognizance bond that requires no money down but only a promise to turn up at all court appearances.

Nenye Uche, Smollett’s attorney, claims to have delivered the news to the actor through a glass pane at the prison.ย “He pushed his hands on the glass, and he was, his eyes got teary,” Uche said.

“I’ve never seen that because he’s been really strong in there,” Uche said. “He nearly lost hope in our constitutional system,” the attorney said. “He was shocked. I think he had nearly given up,” he added.

Back in January 2019, Smollett had claimed he was attacked on the frigid Chicago streets because he was a gay black man. However, it would later come out that he paid two Nigerian actors to stage the attack, which led to Smollet’s arrest for making false claims, the UK Daily Mail reported.

Smollett certainly has a flair for the dramatic, as evidenced by his statement to the judge at sentencing. “I did not do this, and I am not suicidal, and if anything happens to me when I go there, I did not do it to myself, and you must all know that,” Smollett said.

Though Smollett has the same rights as anyone under the law, it’s disheartening to see his liberal privilege come to the rescue even after he was found guilty. What the actor did was severe and could have ruined an innocent person’s life — but being a darling of the left saved him. Libe

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