The scenario “no doubt reflects the hatred and wish for physical harm toward Smollett which he may experience during incarceration,” his authorized crew stated.
Smollett’s household has additionally been harassed, the report famous.
One such name was acquired Friday by the actor’s siblings.
“I hope what they do to that guy in jail — here’s what they’re going to do, right. They’re going to take a broom handle, and take that little [expletive], shove it in there, and he’s gonna go, ‘[shrieking sound],'” a person could be heard saying in a video of the decision distributed by Smollett’s attorneys.
The name alluded to the 1997 assault on Abner Louima, who was sodomized by a police officer with a broomstick, perforating his rectum and bladder.
Smollett was convicted on 5 counts of felony disorderly conduct stemming from his fabrication of a 2019 hate crime.
The actor was sentenced to a five-month jail sentence in Chicago’s Cook County Jail, and he has been held in a psych ward.
As of Monday, he was not on suicide watch, and “it would be inaccurate and irresponsible to make any assumption about his mental or medical condition based on where he is currently housed,” in accordance with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.