Jussie Smollett is being held within the psych ward at a Chicago jail — and his brother is flipping out.
The 39-year-old “Empire” actor, who stays on the Prepare dinner County Jail after being sentenced to 5 months behind bars for staging a hate crime, was thrown into the ward due to a paperwork snafu, his brother claims.
“What’s very regarding is that there was a be aware connected to the paperwork right this moment, and it stated on the entrance of his jail cell … that he’s vulnerable to self-harm,” Jocqui Smollett stated on Instagram.
“I need to simply make it clear to of us that he’s under no circumstances form or type in danger to self-harm and he needs to let of us know that, that he’s very secure, he’s very robust, he’s very wholesome and able to tackle the problem that in the end has been put up in opposition to him,” the sibling stated within the submit Saturday.
“This isn’t proper,” Jocqui Smollett stated. “That is full lack of justice. It’s angering, it’s an outrage.”
Officers stated final week that Jussie Smollett, who ranted he wasn’t suicidal as he was hauled out of court docket Thursday, can be held in protecting custody.
A law-enforcement supply advised TMZ that the troubled actor was within the psych ward as a result of it’s one of many areas within the jail the place high-profile inmates are housed.
Jussie Smollett was discovered responsible on 5 counts of felony disorderly conduct after an eight-day trial stemming from the staged 2019 assault.
The actor claimed he was the sufferer of a racist, homophobic assault in downtown Chicago in 2019 — with investigators later figuring out that he conspired with two brothers to stage the assault as a result of he was sad together with his “Empire” pay.