Jussie Smollett reacts to jail sentence for staging hate crime: ‘I am not suicidal’

Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune
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Ex-Empire actor Jussie Smollett will be required to serve the first 150 days of his sentence in the Cook County Jail.

Judge James Linn also sentenced him to 30 months of probation, and said the actor will have to pay restitution of $120,106 to the city of Chicago, along with paying a $25,000 fine.

After delivering his decision, the judge asked Smollett if he had any questions.

“I would just like to say to you, Your Honor, that I am not suicidal. That’s what I would like to say,” said Smollett. “I am not suicidal.”

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