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Jussie Smollett Likely Headed Back To Jail After Losing Appeal

Jussie Smollett Likely Headed Back To Jail After Losing Appeal

12/01/2023 12:00 AM EST by Hot97 Staff

Jussie Smollett might be heading back to jail.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, on Friday (Dec. 1), an Illinois appeals court upheld the disorderly conduct convictions of the Empire star, who was accused of staging an attack against himself in 2019 and then lying about it to the police.

"The appellate court ruled on every issue Mr. Smollett raised in our favor and against him. This was a resounding and profound victory for us today. Having a dissenting voice in the ruling is not uncommon. The decision by the appeals court is final," special prosecutor Dan Webb told the news outlet.

He continued, "What happens next is Mr. Smollett can file a petition for a higher appeal to The Illinois Supreme Court. This is purely discretionary meaning the court does not have to hear this appeal. He lost all legal rights to an appeal with today’s decision. If the Supreme Court decides to hear his appeal, there will be briefs filed and a hearing date set. If not, then the case goes back to the trial court, which will execute his sentence."