Taraji P Henson has called for herEmpire co-star Jussie Smollett to be freed from prison after he was sentenced to 150 days for staging a hate crime hoax.
Smollett was later charged with lying to law enforcement, with a jury on Thursday (10 March) finding him guilty.
He was sentenced to 150 days behind bars, with 30 months’ probation and ordered to pay $120,106 (£91,700) in restitution and $25,000 (£19,000) in fines.
Smollett continued to insist his innocence in court, standing and shouting: “I am not suicidal, I am not suicidal,” after the ruling passed.
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