Jussie Smollett’s lawyers appeal 150-day jail sentence for infamous hate crime hoax

Mar 2, 2023 | Political News

On Wednesday, attorneys for Jussie Smollett, the disgraced actor who invented a hate crime hoax and was later convicted for lying to Chicago police, filed an appeal of their client's December 2021 conviction in hopes of keeping Smollett from serving the remaining portion of his 150-day jail sentence.

Variety reports, Smollett served six days out of the 150-day sentence in March 2022 and was released pending his appeal, which was due for filing by his lawyers back in August 2022. Smollett's attorneys filed and were granted five extensions through February 2023.