Well, what did you expect? It’s Chicago, but all drop charges have been dropped and his record will be expunged. Also, all records of his arrest and the investigation will be sealed so that no one will be able to find out what really happened.
Smollett was had been facing 16 felony charges and the police union is hopping mad. They are demanding an investigation that will never happen. The only hope at this point if details of the case get leaked and they can find news reporters who will actually publish their stories. After all, it is Chicago.
Charges for making up a hate crime were dropped for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, a Cook County court in Chicago ruled Tuesday.
“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,” prosecutors said in a statement, CNN reported Tuesday.
“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,” Smollett’s legal team said in a statement, ABC journalist Stephanie Walsh tweeted Tuesday. “Jussie was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29th.”
Smollett claimed he was attacked, doused with an unknown chemical substance and had a rope tied around his neck by two men who yelled “This is MAGA (Make America Great Again) country” at him on Jan. 29.
The actor was arrested in February for allegedly filing a false police report. Smollett pleaded “not guilty” for the 16 counts disorderly conduct March 14.