Video obtained by FOX 32 Chicago through a FOIA request shows the moments actor Jussie Smollett was booked into the Cook County Jail after his sentencing hearing last month.
Jussie Smollett, was sentenced to five months in a Chicago jail, stood up, defiantly declared his innocence and repeatedly warned the room that he was not suicidal and, if anything had happened to him while incarcerated, it would not be his own doing.
Then, with his right fist raised, Mr. Smollett was led off to become likely the most famous of the 6,000 inmates at the Cook County Jail.
The jail primarily houses defendants awaiting trial, but also convicts serving shorter sentences, like Mr. Smollett, 39, who was booked into Division 8, a facility that is used to administer medical and mental health treatment, as well as house inmates who require protective custody.
But in a shocking move, Cook County prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett on March 26.
Amid outrage over the charges being dropped, Glandian suggested in a March 28 Today show interview that the brothers “may have been wearing ‘whiteface’ while attacking Mr. Smollett–again stating Plaintiffs battered Mr. Smollett and adding the implication that this battery was a hate crime,” the lawsuit states.