Jussie Smollett was ordered released from jail Wednesday after a court agreed to stay the sentence a judge handed down last week, according to court documents.
Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail and probation after he was convicted of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in 2019.
A court granted a motion Wednesday that he be allowed to be freed on bond pending an appeal.
The motion asked that the sentence be stayed, or put on hold.
Is Jussie Smollet Gay?
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett confirmed that he’s gay in a backstage interview with Ellen DeGeneres, saying, “There’s never been a closet that I’ve been in.” Smollett told Variety that the reaction since that moment has been great.
“It was a bigger deal to everyone than it was for me,” he said. “But at the same time I do understand why it is something to talk about.”
Smollett said he hopes to use the platform as a way to make other people feel less alone, and re-emphasized that his personal life is off-limits.
Is Jussie Smollet Bisexual?
Smollett didn’t label himself as gay or bisexual specifically, nor did he say that he was coming out.