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Jussie Smollett Released From Custody While Awaiting Appeals Case

Jussie Smollett, Released From Custody, While Awaiting Appeals Case.
On March 16, Jussie Smollett walked out of jail in Chicago surrounded by security guards and reporters after being released from custody. .
On March 16, Jussie Smollett walked out of jail in Chicago surrounded by security guards and reporters after being released from custody. .
'TMZ' reports that Smollett's legal team railed against the judge that sentenced him to serve time in jail, calling the sentence unconstitutional. .
'TMZ' reports that Smollett's legal team railed against the judge that sentenced him to serve time in jail, calling the sentence unconstitutional. .
We are gratified that Jussie will
be back with his family and loved ones
and look forward to a dispassionate
review and reversal of the serial
injustices visited upon him, Tina Glandian, attorney for Jussie Smollett, via 'TMZ'.
We are gratified that Jussie will
be back with his family and loved ones
and look forward to a dispassionate
review and reversal of the serial
injustices visited upon him, Tina Glandian, attorney for Jussie Smollett, via 'TMZ'.
Smollett was ordered to be released during
the appeal process by an appeals court. .
According to 'TMZ,' the actor is being
released on his own recognizance. .
He faces a potential $150,000 fine for missing
any future hearings regarding his case. .
Smollett had just begun serving his
5-month sentence on March 10. .
'TMZ' reports that immediately after the sentence was
announced, Smollett shouted that he was innocent
while being escorted out of the court in handcuffs. .
'TMZ' reports that immediately after the sentence was
announced, Smollett shouted that he was innocent
while being escorted out of the court in handcuffs. .
In the time since his sentencing, Smollett's defense team and his family have pressed for his release. .
They claim that the actor was in physical
danger while in jail, citing racist and
homophobic threats the family had received. .
They claim that the actor was in physical
danger while in jail, citing racist and
homophobic threats the family had received. .
Smollett's supporters also argued that he was immunocompromised and at high risk of contracting COVID while in prison.

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