Court Releases Jussie Smollett’s Attacker From Jail Pending Appeal Case
· Mar 17, 2022 ·

Jussie Smollett's attacker has been released from prison.

According to the AP, Jussie Smollett was just released from jail by a decision of the appellate court.

Jail was just too dangerous for the celebrity hate crime hoaxer, so now he's back out on the streets.

From the Daily Caller:

The appeals court voted 2-1 to allow Smollett to be released on a personal recognizance bond of $150,000, according to the Associated Press (AP). Smollett does not have to put any money down for his release but must agree to show up to future court appearances.

Smollett's attorney Nenye Uche told reporters Wednesday that Smollett and his family were "very very happy with today's developments," the AP reported.

"Let me make something clear: There is no room for politics in our court system and our appellate courts in this great state do not play politics," Uche said, according to the AP.

This decision comes after his family claimed to receive threatening phone calls and were worried that Jussie was in danger in jail.

I'm not saying that the family isn't telling the truth. I'm just wondering if the people on the phone shouted: "This is MAGA country" when making the threats.

He was already being protected while in jail.

Smollett's brother, Jocqui Smollett, announced Sunday his brother was in a psychiatric ward while in jail. Officials said Smollett was being held in the psychiatric ward because it was one of the only parts of the facility that could house high-profile inmates.

So, the complaints of being mistreated were based on him staying in a part of the jail where he could be better protected.

But, his celebrity status and high-profile look to be enough to keep him out of jail just a little longer while he waits for his appeal.

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