From a car ride that caused the trial of the century to a career-ruining hate crime hoax, these 7 celebrity lawsuits still shock us.

Jussie Smollett appeared on Sway's Universe recently to show that he still 100% stands behind his innocence in that infamous hate crime hoax.

Jussie Smollett is turning back to his love for music in the midst of controversial circumstances, and his new song titled "Thank You" is a way of getting out his thoughts on the hate crime conviction while also addressing public fallouts with Don Lemon and Lee Daniels.

In a surprising twist of events, recently imprisoned actor Jussie Smollett has officially been granted early release from jail following approval by the appeals court while he works towards getting an overturned conviction on his 5-month prison sentence. 

Following Jussie Smollett's real-life prison sentencing last week after being found guilty of staging a 2019 hate crime hoax, his former TV mom Taraji P. Henson decided to defend the disgraced actor by calling for his release and using the sad case of Emmett Till as an example for her reasoning.

Sentencing has finally been revealed for Jussie Smollett's guilty verdict in his infamous hate crime hoax case: 150 days in jail, 30 months of probation and $120,000 in restitution for the overtime spent investigating the case by Chicago police officers.


Actor Jussie Smollett is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, where he will learn if a judge will order him locked up for his conviction of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he orchestrated himself or allow him to remain free.

It now looks like disgraced actor Jussie Smollett is seeking vindication after the guilty verdict in his now-infamous hate crime trial in the form of a reversed decision or a whole new trial to prove his innocence. 


Terrence Howard is speaking out about his former 'Empire' co-star Jussie Smollett being convicted of staging a hate crime.


CNN is facing calls to fire Don Lemon after Jussie Smollett testified that the CNN anchor warned him via a text message that Chicago police didn’t believe he was the victim of a hate crime. 

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett finally took the stand in his viral trial after explosive testimonies from the two brothers he accuses of attacking him in a homophobic rage, and his side of the story just adds another layer to the bizarreness of it all.


The man Jussie Smollett allegedly paid to help him orchestrate a hate crime took the stand in the actor’s criminal trial Wednesday, explaining how he was involved in the hoax because he believed the 'Empire' star could help grow his own acting career.