Actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty Thursday on five of six counts of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report in 2019. Smollett told police he was assaulted in Chicago by two masked men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs.

Smollett, 39, who had also said his attackers poured what he believed was bleach over him and put a noose around his neck, was acquitted on one count of felony disorderly conduct.

Smollet’s verdict was determined by a jury of six men and six women who deliberated his fate for more than nine hours.

The trial, which began last week, contained six days of testimony from 13 witnesses. 

On Monday, Smollet revealed he had a sexual relationship with one of the two brothers who accused him of staging the attack on himself to gain sympathetic media coverage.

“We were in a club, you go to the bathroom, go to a stall, do a bump, do a bump and then just kind of keep going in and then we went to the bathhouse,” Smollett said, adding that they "did more drugs” and “made out."

His legal team said the prosecution case was based on lies. They said that Smollett, who is gay and Black, was a real victim.

“The brothers were like wolves disguised as sheep in the hen house,” defense attorney Nenye Uche told jurors in his closing arguments on Wednesday.

A prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments that there was “overwhelming evidence” that Smollett staged the attack, then lied to police about it for publicity.

“Besides being against the law, it is just plain wrong to outright denigrate something as serious as a real hate crime and then make sure it involved words and symbols that have such historical significance in our country,” special prosecutor Dan Webb told the jury on Wednesday.

Smollett’s Class 4 felony carries a prison sentence of up to three years. Legal experts said Smollett would likely be placed on probation and ordered to perform community service.

Smollett gained fame for his role in the Fox drama series "Empire."