Empire’s Actor Jussie Smollett Has Been Ordered Release By The Appellate Court

Jussie Smollett Released From Jail

Jussie Smollett left the Cook County Jail on Wednesday. He was sentenced in the hate crime hoax. The decision to release him was given by Illinois Appellate Court. Further, his conviction was of 150 days and after that he had to serve for a week in the Jail.

The Empire’s star Smollett was surrounded by his family, friends and his security team. Nenye Uche, the defense attorney told the media who were present there that Jussie had only drank water past 6 days and had no food.

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Decision By The Appellate Court

Earlier, the Illinois Appellate Court abruptly released a single page order with a vote of 2-1. This vote led to the grant to the motion made by the Emperor movie actor’s lawyer for a stay of the sentence.

The appellate court judge agreed to the motion by the lawyers. They said that Jussie already would have served his sentence of jail before his appeal would have gone far.

Later, the order noted that Jussie had never been convicted for a crime of violence. Further, the only real demand seen in the paperwork was that Jussie had raised a personal recognizance bond of $150,000.

Even on the last week, Jussie shouted that he is not a suicidal at the defense table after which Judge James Linn got angry and passed his sentence. Further, he also said that he is innocent and he is not related to any of the case.

Past Related Conviction

Jussie was punished for 150 days jail on 10th of March as a part of his probation period of 30 months. He had been convicted on 9th of December 2020 based on the MEGA Attack of January 2019. The sentence of probation period also included $120,106 for the retrieval of the Windy City of overtime of Cops.

The votes in favour was given by Thomas Hoffman and Joy Cunningham. Thereafter, Maureen Connors had dissented for the vote.