Jussie Smollett is searching for skilled assist.
The Empire actor—who was found guilty in 2021 of creating false police experiences for an alleged 2019 hate crime—is getting remedy by means of a rehab facility’s outpatient program, his rep informed TMZ Oct. 18.
“Jussie has had an especially tough previous few years,” the rep stated. “He has quietly been working very arduous for a while now and we’re pleased with him for taking these mandatory steps.”
It is unclear what he is being handled for.
Smollett has been within the midst of an appeals process after an Illinois jury discovered him responsible in December 2021 on 5 of six counts of disorderly conduct for making false police experiences.
After the decision, the actor’s lawyer Nenye Uche maintained his innocence whereas talking to reporters outdoors of the courthouse.
“The decision is inconsistent. You can’t say Jussie is mendacity and Jussie shouldn’t be mendacity for a similar actual incident,” the legal professional stated. “So, we really feel 100% assured that this case might be received on enchantment.”