Jussie Smollett will serve 150 days in jail for lying about an attack on him

Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been sentenced to 150 days in jail after he was convicted in 2021 on five felony counts of lying to the police

In January 2019, Smollett, who is Black and gay, said he had been a victim of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago, though evidence presented in court revealed he staged the attack and then told a false story to law enforcement

Smollett is sentenced to a total of 30 months of felony probation, in which he will be allowed to travel. He also must pay a fine of $25,000 and more than $120,000 in retribution to the city of Chicago

"I'm not suicidal, I am innocent. I did not do it, your honor," Smollett said after the sentence was handed down by Judge James Linn

"The hypocrisy is just astounding," Linn said, adding that he knew Smollett was brought up to be sensitive to issues of racial discrimination

The judge said the actor has shown to have a side of himself that is "profoundly selfish and narcissistic," though he acknowledged that Smollett had good qualities too

"I believe that you have done real damage to hate crimes, to hate crime victims," Linn said. He pointed out that victims may be more hesitant to come forward as a result of Smollett's deception

Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Smollett to "an appropriate amount of prison time

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