An Illinois Appeals Court upheld Jussie Smollett’s 2021 conviction by a 2-1 vote on Friday.
The three-judge panel decided Smollett must complete his 150-day jail sentence for lying to Chicago police about a MAGA hate crime hoax.
Smollett’s lawyers can appeal the decision to the Illinois Supreme Court, which will decide whether or not to hear the case.
Smollett claimed he was ambushed and beaten by 2 Trump supporters while walking to a Subway restaurant in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood in 2019.
Police noted that the Subway sandwich Smollett was holding when he was allegedly assaulted was pristine and intact.
Following his conviction, the actor and aspiring singer spent only six days behind bars before he was released while appealing his conviction.
Smollett, 41, checked himself into an outpatient drug rehab facility in Los Angeles in October.
Going to drug rehab is “something he’s been wanting to do for years,” his rep told TMZ.
Apparently, Smollett blames his addictions for his poor judgment.