Illinois Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Jussie Smollett’s Appeal: Report

Actor Jussie Smollett is led out of the courtroom after being sentenced at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Chicago. Jussie Smollett maintained his innocence during his sentencing hearing Thursday after a judge sentenced the former “Empire” actor to 150 days in jail for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he orchestrated himself.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

The Supreme Court of Illinois reportedly granted Jussie Smollett’s appeal, and have agreed to allow the actor to make his case in court.

The famous actor was found guilty of five counts of felony disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 30 months of probation in 2021, and he appealed the matter. In 2023 an appeals court upheld the disorderly conduct convictions after Smollett was accused of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and then lying about it to Chicago police, according to TMZ.