Jussie Smollett Speaks After Charges Dropped In Hate-Crime Hoax

Update 3: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is siding with the angry Chicago PD, calling this a “whitewash of justice,” whille adding of Smollett “how dare him.”

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Of note, Joe Magats of the State’s Attorney’s Office, said that while there were no problems with the police investigation or the evidence gathered against Smollett, the charges were dropped in agreement to do community service, adding “We didn’t exonerate him.” 

“Here’s the thing — we work to prioritize violent crime and the drivers of violent crime. Public safety is our number one priority. I don’t see Jussie Smollett as a threat to public safety.”

Update 2: Smollett made a statement following the dismissal of 16 counts linked to the alleged staging of a hate crime hoax.

“I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one,” Smollett said, adding “this has been an incredibly difficult time. Actually, one of the worst in my entire life.”

Update: Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is reportedly “furious” over the dropped charges, according to CBS Chicago‘s Charlie De Mar.

Meanwhile, ABC7‘s Rob Elgas reports that Chicago PD will respond to the Smollett news shortly.

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Charges were dropped on Tuesday against Empire actor Jussie Smollett for disorderly conduct related to allegedly staging a fake hate crime attack and filing a false police report, according to the Chicago Tribune.

A grand jury slapped Smollett with 16 felony counts earlier this month for falsely reporting a hate crime, which his attorney Mark Geragos called “vindictive” and “prosecutorial overkill.”

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office issued the following statement: “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.”

According to reports, the state of Illinois filed the motion to dismiss the case, which the judge signed off on. The case has also been sealed, according to CBS Chicago‘s Charlie De Mar.

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 was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29th. He was a victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of false and inappropriate remarks made to the public causing an inappropriate rush to judgment,” reads a statement from Smollett’s attorneys.

“Jussie and many others were hurt by these unfair and unwarranted actions,” the statement continues. “This entire situation is a reminder that there should never be an attempt to prove a case in the court of public opinion. That is wrong. It is a reminder that a victim, in this case Jussie, deserves dignity and respect. Dismissal of charges against the victim in this case was the only just result.”

There had been no clue that prosecutors planned the about-face move before the announcement. A publicist for Smollett’s attorney was the first to notify the news media Tuesday morning, issuing an alert that did not elaborate on the nature of the emergency.

The 36-year-old actor, who was free on $100,000 bond, has previously denied lying to police or faking the attack. –Chicago Tribune

Smollett maintains that he was the victim of a predawn hate crime on January 29 in which two men assaulted him while he was on his way home after buying a sandwich; hurling racial and antigay slurs at him, dousing him in a liquid, placing a noose around his neck (which he was still wearing when police arrived later that morning), and punching him in the face.

The incident sparked national outrage – with the left-leaning mainstream media and prominent Democrats uncritically supporting Smollett’s version of events; holding it up as a prime example of violent Donald Trump supporters.

Smollett’s family has issued a statement, saying that his “name and character has been unjustly smeared.”

Last month, a visibly angry Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson issued a scathing admonishment of the Empire star.

“I just wish that the families of gun violence in this city got this much attention, because that’s who really deserves the amount of attention that we’re giving to this particular incident,” Johnson began.

This stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary so he concocted a story about being attacked,” said Johnson, who added “This publicity stunt is a scar this city didn’t deserve.”

“Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations?”

Two suspects in the case, Nigerian-American brothers Ola and Abel Osundario – one of whom has been an extra on Empire, told police that Smollett paid them a combined $3,500 to stage the “attack,” and that the three of them had practiced it beforehand. They also said that Smollett was involved in creating a racist letter containing a white substance that was sent to the actor on the Chicago set of Empire.

“Spoke to the Superintendent Johnson,” Foxx emailed Tchen on Feb. 1, in reference to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “I convinced him to Reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation.”

Foxx also texted with one of Smollett’s relatives whose name was redacted from the text release, saying: “Spoke to the superintendent earlier, he made the ask … Trying to figure out logistics. I’ll keep you posted.”

OMG this would be a huge victory” the family member texted back.

“I make no guarantees, but I’m trying” replied Foxx – who recused herself from the case on Feb. 20. 

Looks like none of that was necessary, as Smollett is now in the clear. His critics, however, remain unconvinced that justice was done.

via zerohedge

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44 comments

  1. So if he has been truthful it sure leaves a lot of open space for what others call lies. After one is caught in their crime there is little other choice but to be so called truthful. If we let all the people in prison out under the same conditions we could close most of them.

  2. This has little to do with money and power. “Being completely honest” it has more to do with race and political leanings. Would a white conservative be allowed to plead out?

      1. this happened after the obamas got involved, can ‘t have one of their friends going to prison…
        now these same corrupt officials have put a gag order on the Police,
        the POS should be in jail and the cow that got him released in there with him
        His Supposed community service, was TEN HOURS WITH SHARPTON Obama’s tax evading friend

      1. It wasn’t a hate crime at all. He paid for someone to do it to him. He obviously hates himself, so I guess in that sense it was a self-hate crime. He’s an a*****e, and a lying liar who lies.

  3. Your a lying POS, obozo is the one responsible for getting your charges dropped. I guess he got himself a “NEW MISSES O” What you do bend over for him or get down on ur knees you little f’ing faggot? 16 counts dropped..probably did both and sucked off michael(current misses o) at the same time.

    1. This is “W/O A DOUBT” that the rules of the system NO LONGER APPLY TO demonrats or there supporters, they only apply to REPUBLICANS now. WE MUST RETALIATE!!! This faggot MUST NOT BE ALLOWED BACK ON TV BOYCOTT ALL STATIONS THAT PUT THIS FAGGOT MF’er ON THE TV!!!

  4. Everybody knows it was the OBAMA”S BIN LYING that had them drop the charges against this RACIST HATE MONGREL JUSSY SMALLSTUFF. Obama Bin LYING when he was, was, was our fake President, is the one who started giving these GAY BLADES and TRANNIES all the freedom in the world… OLD MIKIE BABY made some phone calls and that’s all it took to get this POS JUSSY BOY ‘s charges DROPPED. I sure hope CHICAGO keeps with their LAW SUIT and keeps Obama Bin Lying’s Library out of their city , or the park that has to be sort of DESTROYED for the POS OBAMA BIN LYING’s Library.. TOTAL, TOTAL, TOTAL BULL S_I_!!!!!! This POS jussy Boy DESERVES PRISON TIME., But will never happen since he is a PERSONAL FRIEND of the OBAMA”S and all are DEMONRAT, COMMIE, MARXIST, FASCIST, SOCIALIST, BABY KILLERS… TALK ABOUT DOUBLE STANDARD’S, THIS IS JUST ANOTHER ONE AGAIN FOR THE LIPTURD DEMONRATS, This would have been one of our GREAT PRESIDENT TRUMPS FRIENDS THEY”D BE SITTING IN PRISON FOR YEARS>>>Just Wondering if the Obama’s would have used their pull if it was Cain West???????????????????????

  5. It’s just so much FUN to see the Trumpkins twisting slowly, slowly in the wind after the Court finding that Smollett is as exonerated as they claim #45 is.
    How SWEEEEET it is!

  6. Smolett has now set himself up for any possible future attack, which may be real. He is like the little boy who cried wolf. Any claim of being attacked by him will no be looked at in a different light. Same as the women who told stories of Kavanaugh during the hearings.

  7. This is the most corrupted bunch of people I have ever seen. He bought his way out of this, with $10,000? Unbelievable. They had all the evidence they needed to put him in jail for a long time. Testimony by the brothers, copies of the check he wrote them, videos of them buying the things they needed to do what he wanted them to do. What more do you need? Hours after it was supposed to have happened, when the police arrived, he still had the rope around his neck. Why?
    If the brothers had done what he said, and if they were white<, they would be in jail for the next 10 years. They talk about white privileges, what about black privileges?
    I hope at least the FBI will not be bought off and he will serve some time in jail for the letter he sent himself. I hope also he has lost his job and has to go on welfare. He needs to pay for this , one way or another.
    Justice in this country is becoming a joke. It's not what you do, it's what you do to buy your way out of it.

    1. Don’t forget his 16hours of community service he did for Jessie Jackson’s “RAINBOW PUSH” organization… the kicker… the 16 hours were done for an unrelated case.

  8. A whitewash of justice, no accountability if it was a white man he be severing time and riots would feel the street, was the DA a family member or a damn socialist.

    1. More like a ‘BLACKwash’ than a ‘whitewash’. I have heard it said that Blacks are not capable of lying. Just watch out for the flying Unicorns! The ‘aiding and abetting’ party was Michaels Chief of Staff.

  9. The liberal progressive democrat socialists are soooooo concerned about equality and justice??????
    Why NO outrage, liberal progressive democrat socialists??????

  10. Speaking of “relatives in the family” I’m surprised no one has put two and two together…Jussie Smollett’s Auntie is a Congress woman who directed hate speech toward Brett Kavenaugh at the Democrats sexual abuse hearings during the time when Kavenaugh was but a student…that being 35 some years ago…with non-founded allegations (nonsense) against a nominated Supreme Court Judgeship by Donald Trump…Who would this member of Jussie Smollett family be who tried to destroy Brett Kavenaugh?…Yep…You guessed it right…her name is Kamela Harris…Now you know the rest of the story…PS: There is definately something mentally wrong with both of these people…My best guess would be…bad DNA…It runs in the Harris/Smollett family.

  11. Lady Justice is supposed to be blind “EXCEPT” if one has power, money or fame. It appears they are exempt and above the law that is applied to the rest of us .

  12. If the “rest of us” did the same, we’d be facing years in jail. What made him “special”? A crime is a crime, not that mercy cannot be shown, but he had other “motives”. However, maybe losing his job, etc., will sufficiently satisfy society’s need for justice. He is and will be forever a marked man. He has no future.

  13. Knowing of Jussie’s history, I just wonder if there wasn’t some kind of under the table deal going on……………….Tee Hee…..

  14. Don’t trust Mayor Emanuals statement. He is an Obama stooly who has propensity to do uncuthe things. If Obama is involved in this it is not a big surprise. He was one of the most corrupt politicians in US political history. And there are plenty of corrupt ones both Democrat and Republican.

  15. Reasons for dropping charges: Black, Gay, Celebrity, Radical Leftist, AG mentored by Kamila Harris, Prosecutor supported by George Soros money, personal friends with the Obama’s, Kamala Harris is his aunt. Instead of being contrite he was let off he spouts his mouth about being innocent when all the evidence is against him.! If innocent, prove it in court!V

  16. Emanuel is smart enough to realize the voters in Chicago are not going to agree with this double standard in justice.
    Hope this comes back to haunt those responsible.

  17. George Soros funded Foxx’s election and now is telling her and Chicago what to do and what to prosecute or not prosecute. Jesse Jackson is also involves telling the news “Jussie Smollett did 18 hours of “community service” as a penalty for his crime. Jussie[not a misspelling] probably took a nap on Jesse Jackson’s couch and everyone laughed at Chicago’s “community service” standard. Except the police and Rahm Emanuel were furious at the miscarriage of justice financed by Soros.

  18. Jussie Smollet is your text book sociopath. He conned and manipulated the media. He conned even the Obamas, though we all know they are corrupt, too, they were also duped by this sociopath. He’s a pathetic loser, washed up fraud. Liar. Sociopath. He’s worn a mask of sanity for so long even those around him don’t recognize what an evil person he is. Many sociopaths are actors and politicians. It’s the PERFECT COVER, the masks of sanity they can wear without detection, for a long time. The art of the sociopath is to use this mask and then pretend to “champion the rights of those who are suffering injustices” while they themselves are perpetrating INJUSTICE and lies and crimes. Real sick pos here people. Wake the F up. Smollett is a true sociopath. A diabolically driven compulsive liar and fraud. He’s dangerous. Only a sociopath like him could trick and fool the weak minded losers and and inept scum that run the CPD. What does that say about these law enforcement and prosecuters? WEAK. STUPID. You got played idiots. Resign. You have no discernment to investigate real criminals. This guy is more dangerous than those who commit one time violent crimes. This guy is a mastermind sociopath. ANd he played you idiots like a fiddle.

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