Empire star Jussie Smollett has plenty reason to celebrate. All 16 charges surrounding an alleged fake hate crime incident have been dropped by prosecutors.
State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office says, “After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case.
Jussie’s family has also released a statement celebrating the news. They state, “This morning truth has prevailed and (Jussie) has been vindicated.”
They continue, “While many were quick to rush to judgement before hearing the actual truth, we are grateful that the truth about Jussie has come to light. We look forward to bringing the real perpetrators to justice.”
The Chicago PD is upset on the other hand, according to TMZ. Chicago police is “furious” and feel something is going on with Kim Foxx. It’s reported that Fox told Chicago police she was dropping the case because Jussie would have only gotten community service if convicted and she said he has already performed community service so there is no point in prosecuting him.
However, there is still question around the community service Smollet performed. But in the meantime, Jussie is a free man. He only has to surrender his $10,000 bond. But, that’s it. The case is over.
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