Jussie Smollett’s brother Jocqui is speaking out about new developments with regard to his brother.
In a video, he shared that Jussie has been moved to a psychiatric ward at Cook County Jail.
He also shared that the family is concerned that a note has been added to Jussie’s paperwork and jail cell that says he is at risk of self-harm.
Jocqui, wants the public to know that is absolutely not true and asks that people use the hashtag #freejussie when reposting content.
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As we reported, Jussie is currently serving 150 days in prison and when the verdict was handed down, he told the court that he was not suicidal.
“No, I would just like to say to your honor that I am not suicidal. That’s what I would like to say.”
“I am not suicidal. I am innocent, and I am not suicidal. If I did this, then it means that I stuck my fist in the fears of Black Americans in this country for over 400 years, and the fears of the LGBT community,” Smollett said.
“Your honor, I respect you, and I respect the jury, but I did not do this. And I am not suicidal, and if anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself, and you must all know that. I respect you, your honor, I respect your decision.”
“Jail time?” he added, with a shake of his head and a clap of his hands, “I am not suicidal.”
Hoping for the best for Jussie.