Famous hate crime hoaxer and former actor Jussie Smollett has been let go from jail after a bond was paid, pending his conviction appeal. This comes after Smollett’s attorneys filed for the actor to be released during his conviction appeal.
An appeals court ruled in favor of the release of Smollett from jail this Wednesday as the appeal of his conviction is still pending, according to a new report by the AP. Justices Joy Cunningham and Thomas Hoffman signed the legal order, while Justice Maureen Connors ruled against it.
Smollett’s lawyers said he would have served the sentence by the time the appeal process was done, and the actor might be in danger of physical assault if he stayed locked up in the Cook County Jail.
This Thursday, Smollett was sent to serve 150 days in Cook County jail for lying to police officers after creating a homophobic and racist attack on himself.
The actor, who is now a felon, was also sent to 30 months of probation, and forced to pay a $120,106 restitution, and a $25,000 fine.
In Jan. 2019, Smollett had said he was physically assault by two white men sporting red hats who forced a rope on his neck, then poured bleach on him, and yelled homophobic and racial slurs at him, before then shouting, “This is MAGA country!”
During Smollett’s court room trial, prosecutors proved how the former actor had went through extraordinary steps to stage the fake attack on himself, and how he gave Nigerian brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo $3,500 to conduct the attack.
The case made national headlines but was quickly censored as the liberal media discovered that it was a hoax. Although strangely enough, many people in the black community still believe that Smollett’s attack really happened, and that there is a conspiracy to cover it up.
What’s even more sad is that during the 2016 presidential campaign, there were many instances of people wearing MAGA caps being chased down and assaulted exactly as described in Smollett’s fake hate hoax. Yet none of those cases were rules a hate crime.