It was reported earlier today by ConservativeBrief that Independent journalist Megyn Kelly leveled convicted hate-crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett following his sentencing last week, saying she didn’t “feel sorry for him.”
During a segment on her show, Kelly said she didn’t care what personal issues the “Empire” actor might be dealing with and did not “feel sorry for him at all.”
Kelly noted Cook County Judge James Linn delivering the smackdown on Smollett before sentencing him to 150 days behind bars, 30 months felony probation, a $25,000 fine, and $120,106 restitution to the city of Chicago.
Kelly also noted pleas for mercy from Smollett’s brother, Jojo, who claimed the judge was unaware of the difficulties the actor was facing.
“We don’t care! I couldn’t care less what struggles he’s encountering. You’re going to prison because you did lie. You broke the law,” Kelly explained. “You actually involved a lot of the Chicago P.D. time, took up a lot of their time when they could have been solving murders and real crimes out in the streets of Chicago. I don’t feel sorry for him at all.”
Smollett was found guilty in December 2021 of crimes related to a false police report he filed in which he claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime in 2019.
Cook County Judge James Linn tore into Smollett, saying “you have another side of you that is profoundly arrogant and selfish and narcissistic. That’s the only thing that can be concluded.”
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“You turned your life upside down by your misconduct and shenanigans,” the judge stated. “There’s nothing that any sentencing judge can do to you that would compare to the damage you’ve already caused yourself.”
“For you to now sit here, convicted of hoaxing hate crimes, racial hate crimes, and homophonic hate crimes, the hypocrisy is just astounding,” he said.
“You knew this was a country that was slowing trying to heal past injustices and current injustices and trying to make a better future for each other,” he said. “…And it was a hard road…You took some scabs off some healing wounds, and you ripped them apart for one reason – you wanted to make yourself more famous, and for a while, it worked.”
“That bad side of you came out during the course of all these events,” the judge added.
Immediately after the sentence was handed down, Smollett shouted: “I am not suicidal.”
“I DID NOT DO THIS. I’m not suicidal. If anything happens to me when I go in there, you must all know that. Jail time, I am not suicidal,” he said.
Walking out of the court, he continued shouting: “I’m not suicidal and I’m innocent. I could have said I was guilty a long time ago.”