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Jussie Smollett Leaves Out Clean As All Charges Are Dropped

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Prosecutors of Cook County, Illinois has dropped the charges against Jussie Smollett. There were around 16 total charges which they made against the actor of Empire. “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,” a statement sent to USA Today from the office of the Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx read.

“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,” the statement from lawyers Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes read. “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 judgement.”

“Jussie and many others were hurt by these unfair and unwarranted actions,” the statement went on. “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.”

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