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Kamala Harris Post About Jussie Smollett Remains After Conviction Upheld by Illinois Appeals Court



Vice President Kamala Harris’ 2019 post calling Jussie Smollett a victim of attempted “modern day lynching” is still online despite the actor losing his conviction appeal Friday and facing the likelihood of going back to prison.

An Illinois appeals court on Friday upheld Smollett’s previous conviction on five of the six charges of disorderly conduct in 2021. Smollett had claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men who were wearing ski masks in January 2019.

While police searched for the suspects, an investigation into Smollett led to charges that he planned the whole attack and lied to police about it.

He was sentenced to 150 days in jail, 30 months felony probation, as well as $120,106 restitution to the City of Chicago and a fine of $25,000.

Harris, who was a senator when the incident happened, wrote on X, then called Twitter, that Smollett is “one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.”

“This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate,” Harris wrote.

Following Friday’s decision, Holly Baird, a representative for Smollett, told Fox News Digital that the case would be appealed to the Supreme Court.

“We wish to highlight that the decision was divided, with Justice Lyle offering a detailed analysis in favor of Smollett,” Baird said. “We are preparing to escalate this matter to the Supreme Court, armed with a substantial body of evidence.”

Special Prosecutor Dan. K. Webb said in a Friday statement that he was pleased with the court’s decision.

If Smollet’s next appeal fails, he will be required to serve the rest of his jail sentence.

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