Jussie Smollett's Family Outraged as Justice Served, Claims He Is 'Complete Victim'
Family members angered as convicted felon is sent to Cook County Jail
The family of Jussie Smollett is outraged after the disgraced Hollywood star was jailed for his crimes earlier this week.
Family members say they are stunned that their convicted felon relative could be jailed, arguing that he is a "complete victim."
Smollett’s sister expressed fury that the actor was sentenced to 150 days in the notorious Cook County jail after being convicted on multiple felony charges for staging a fake hate crime against himself.
He was also ordered to pay more than $120,000 in restitution for his crimes.
After sentencing Thursday, 41-year-old Jazz Smollett claimed her brother was innocent, WFMZ reported Friday.
She also criticized how the case was handled, alleging, without evidence, that the conviction was a "miscarriage of justice."
"This should not be a controversial statement because it is the absolute truth,” she said.
"What should be controversial is the entire miscarriage of justice his whole ordeal has been."
Jussie Smollett was sentenced Thursday to 150 days in Cook County jail and 30 months on probation, and ordered to pay restitution of $120,106 and a fine of $25,000.
“Smollett’s sentencing comes three months after the disgraced actor was found guilty of five counts of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report after he hired two brothers from Nigeria to stage a fake hate crime against him,” the outlet said.
Meanwhile, Jocqui Smollett claimed his sibling was a “complete victim,” telling reporters, “He was attacked and he is now going to jail for being attacked.
"I saw my brother get locked up within two weeks for being attacked.
"Do you know how crazy that is?”
Following his sentencing, Smollett threw a temper tantrum in court and yelled out that he was innocent and told the courtroom he was not suicidal:
Wild moment: After getting sentenced to 150 days in jail, Jussie Smollett maintains his innocence and repeats how he is not suicidal.— The Recount (@therecount) March 11, 2022
"I am not suicidal. I am innocent and I am not suicidal ... if anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself." pic.twitter.com/AnDsLcINKL
“You’re just a charlatan, pretending to be a victim of a hate crime,” Judge James Linn told him.
“Your very name has become an adverb for ‘lying.'”
However, Smollett’s elder brother, Jojo Smollett, claimed, “[The judge] shamed my brother, he spoke about his arrogance.
"He doesn’t know the struggles my brother is encountering.
"He doesn’t know anything that he’s dealing with.
"In 2022, we don’t shame people like this. Alright?
"He basically called him a mental case,” he stated.