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Jussie Smollett Found Guilty Of Lying About Attack
American actor, Jussie Smollett has been found guilty of lying to police about a homophobic assault.
Naija News reports that the movie star was hospitalized after he was reportedly injured by two men in what looks like a homophobic attack back in January 2019.
According to the actor, two men wearing ski masks had viciously attacked him as he fought back.
He claimed to have suffered a fractured rib, with the attackers putting a rope around his neck and pouring bleach on him as they yelled, “This is MAGA country.”
However, the Chicago jury has found Smollett, 39, guilty of five out of the six charges levelled against him.
The jury of six men and six women deliberated for more than nine hours on Wednesday, December 8 – December 9, 2021.
He was charged for disorderly conduct charge for a false crime report which is a Class 4 felony and punishable by up to three years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
The actor is going to face a three-year jail term or an option of a $25,000 fine.