A jury has found Jussie Smollett guilty on five of six counts of lying to police about an alleged attack he faced in 2019. The 12-person jury deliberated for nine hours before reaching the verdict on Thursday.
Smollett, 39, was convicted of telling two different officers that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack on January 29, 2019. The actor was acquitted on one count of disorderly conduct for lying to a separate officer on February 14.
The former “Empire” actor will remain free on bond while he waits to be sentenced, CBS Chicago reported. His convictions are listed as class 4 felonies and he could face up to three years in prison.
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