It’s just being reported that at an emergency hearing this morning, the charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped by State Attorney Kim Foxx.
BREAKING: JUSSIE SMOLLETT case DROPPED.— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) March 26, 2019
The Chicago State Attorney has voluntarily dropped the charges and expunged Smollett’s record because of Smollett’s volunteer service to the community:
“After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollet’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 & appropriate resolution…” Cook County SAO
— (@WashNews) March 26, 2019
Here’s what Smollett’s attorney is saying..
“Today, all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him.” - Jussie Smollett’s attorneys in a new statement. (Via @WashNews) pic.twitter.com/WujrshIRGN— Joshua Hoyos (@JoshuaHoyos) March 26, 2019
Just as a reminder, this was 16 felony charges that have been dropped.
How does this happen after that press conference we saw a few weeks ago???
Sources tell CBS2 Chicago Police Supt. Johnson is “furious.”
He had no heads up this was going to happen.@cbschicago
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) March 26, 2019
— Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) March 26, 2019
It looks like another case of celebrity privilege. Welcome to Chicago.