CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MARCH 10: Actor Jussie Smollett is led out of the courtroom after being sentenced at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on March 10, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Jussie Smollett was found guilty late last year of lying to police about a hate crime after he reported to police that two masked men physically attacked him, yelling racist and anti-gay remarks near his Chicago home in 2019. He was sentenced to 150 days in jail, 30 months probation, ordered to pay $120,000 restitution to the city of Chicago and fined $25,000. (Photo by Brian Cassella-Pool/Getty Images)
Lawyers for disgraced actor Jussie Smollett filed their appeal of his conviction
Wednesday, looking to keep the Empire star from going back to prison.
Smollett was released a year ago, after serving just six days of his sentence of 150 days.
The actor was convicted after faking a hate crime back in 2021.
Detectives in the city of Chicago concluded Smollett lied about the entire incident ad that he paid 2 men $3500 to stage the fake attack.
Honestly, I would like to sit down with him and ask Jussie one thing……