Jussie Smollett’s Appeal Dismissed, Facing Return To Jail


An Illinois appeals court has delivered a major blow to actor Jussie Smollett, upholding his conviction for orchestrating a hoax attack. In a 2-1 vote, a three-judge panel has decided to maintain his conviction, according to newly obtained legal documents.

Key Takeaway

Jussie Smollett’s appeal has been denied, and he is likely to face jail time for his involvement in staging a false attack.

This verdict means that Jussie Smollett is now expected to serve his 150-day sentence in a Chicago jail, bringing an end to his ongoing legal battle.

Jussie Smollett’s case first gained widespread attention in 2022 when he was convicted and spent six days in Cook County Jail before being released while attempting to overturn his sentence.

Although Jussie’s legal team still has the option to appeal this decision to the Illinois Supreme Court, which would have the final say on whether to hear the case, the recent ruling suggests a challenging road ahead for the actor.

Throughout the appeal process, Jussie Smollett engaged in various creative pursuits, dropping new music, directing a film alongside Vivica A. Fox, participating in workouts with Taraji P. Henson, and even seeking rehabilitation while undergoing a significant physical transformation with a shaved head.

As we await further updates, it remains to be seen whether Jussie Smollett will pursue another appeal or finally face the consequences of his actions by returning to jail.