Prosecutor Who Dropped Charges Against Jussie Smollett Thinks Actor Is Guilty

Prosecutor Who Dropped Charges Against Jussie Smollett Thinks Actor Is Guilty

But Chicago police reportedly then became subject of a court order that barred them from releasing further files even though they were widely available online.

On Tuesday, prosecutors said they dropped charges against Smollett after he agreed to perform community service and to forfeit his $10,000 bond.

- A source outside the Cook County State's Attorney's Office is offering up some reasons why the state's attorney's office may have felt they didn't have a strong enough case against Jussie Smollett.

"Let's get to the bottom of this", Emanuel said in an ABC News interview. After Smollett was declared a suspect in the investigation in February, multiple reports alleged the actor staged the attack because he wasn't satisfied with his Empire salary. The ensuing conversations were cited by Foxx in recusing herself from Smollett's prosecution. But she says Smollett had no idea who attacked him until the brothers were later identified by police. The actor told reporters Tuesday that he had "been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one".

A conservative IL state lawmaker wants the state attorney general to review the circumstances under which criminal charges were dismissed against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. Emanuel asked. "You can not have, because of a person's position, one set of rules apply to them and another set of rules apply to everybody else". First of all I want to thank my family, my friends, the incredible people of Chicago and all over the country and the world who have prayed for me, who have supported me and who have showed me so much love.

After criminal charges were dropped against Empire actor Jussie Smollett Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now reviewing the circumstances of the sudden dismissal, KABC-TV reported the following day. He maintains that he is innocent of all the charges brought against him.

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On Wednesday his attorney claimed the two brothers said to have attacked him - whom Smollett was accused of having conspired with - were lying about having coordinated the beating.

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel blasted the Cook County State's Attorney's office for dismissing the charges against Jussie Smollett.

The actor plays the gay character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox TV show, which follows a black family as they navigate the ups and downs of the recording industry. "And in this particular case, which is so extraordinary, I think there's a really good argument for public access".

It was, he said, "a whitewash of justice".

She said the community service had been "falsely represented" and that Smollett has always been a person who does volunteer work.

For instance, drug addicts charged with possession are often offered that the counts will be dropped if the defendant agrees to treatment and meetings, she said. "The Osundairo brothers said a few times that the $3,500 check they received was for exactly what Jussie said".

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