Jussie Smollett Sentencing Set For March

By The Chicago Times Staff

January 25, 2022

CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett’s sentencing hearing has been set for March.

According to Smollett’s defense attorney Tina Glandian, the sentencing hearing is set for March 10.  The sentencing follows Smollett’s conviction in December 2021 on five counts of disorderly conduct for lying about racist and homophobic attack on himself in 2019.  Smollett was found not guilty on the sixth count. Smollett could face three years in prison or probation. 

The Black and homosexual actor had reported to police that he was attacked by two men making racist and homosexual slurs as Smollett was on his way home from a Subway restaurant.  Smollett claimed a noose was placed around his neck and a bleach-like chemical was poured on his person.

Chicago police later identified brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo as the alleged attackers that conspired with Smollett to stage the attack.  Smollett pleaded not guilty and would later take the stand for eight hours at his trial and denied hiring the Osundairo brothers to stage the attack.