How Jussie Smollett went from fame to shame

How Jussie Smollett went from fame to shame

Jussie Smollett has been sentenced to 150 days in jail for staging a hate crime on himself to grab the limelight.

Smollett had claimed that two white men assaulted him in 2019, put a noose around his neck and shouted homophobic slurs.

The order came after a three-year legal battle where the openly gay actor continued to maintain his innocence.

Smollett was ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution to the city of Chicago and a $25,000 fine.

He will serve 150 days at Cook County Prison and 30 months in felony probation.

The Santa Rosa, California-born actor and singer has a net worth of $500,000.

He starred in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ and Rob Reiner’s ‘North’ before his popular run as musician Jamal Lyon in ‘Empire’.

Smollett has donated $125,000 to African-American charities and volunteered for LGBTQ and civil rights causes.