Jussie Smollett found GUILTY of staging racist attack on himself.

JUSSIE Smollett has been found guilty of staging a fake racist attack against himself.

The jury came to a decision on Thursday afternoon, during the second day of deliberations.

They found the actor guilty of five out of six charges of felony disorderly conduct.

He now faces up to three years in jail and will be sentenced on January 27.

However, experts have said he would likely be placed on probation and ordered to perform community service.

The former Empire actor was accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself in downtown Chicago to get publicity.

Taking the witness stand earlier this week, Smollett repeatedly denied the attack was a fake, telling a prosecutor “there was no hoax on my part” and that two brothers who testified against him are “liars.”

In another tense moment, Smollett and prosecutor Dan Webb clashed over the use of the N-word. Webb had read the messages from Smollett's messages, which prompted the star to ask him not to do it.

Smollett, 39, was charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct for making what prosecutors say was a false police report about the alleged attack -- one count for each time he gave a report -- to three different officers.

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