In an exclusive interview with Megyn Kelly on Wednesday night, D’Souza spoke out about his sentencing earlier that day in New York City.
D’Souza was sentenced to a five year probationary period by a judge in the U.S. Southern District of New York Court. Responding to the sentence, D’Souza told Kelly he “has a smile on his face” and that his “faith in an independent judiciary has been restored” because of the judge’s fair ruling.
“The federal government was trying to lock me up for between 10 and 16 months, and a federal judge said ‘no.'”
D’Souza explained that his future is now more certain: “If I was locked up, I wouldn’t have been able to make a film in the election year 2016. Now I can continue to do my work.”
D’Souza expressed thanks to his lawyer Benjamin Brafman and an “incredible group of supporters and friends” who have “sustained and prayed for” him during this time.
Kelly marveled at D’Souza’s outlook on the case: “Only you, Dinesh, could walk away from this kind of experience…and the whole process has restored your faith in America and the judicial system and it’s made you love the country even more.”
Watch D’Souza’s first interview after the sentencing today:
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