According to Jussie Smollett’s lawyer, the court case against the Empire’s actor and singer has been dropped. the singer attorneys made this announcement via an official statement he released today.
The Empire performing artist, who was looking as long as 48 years in jail on 16 lawful offence includes of misleading police in the supposed racial and homophobic assault, will never again be indicted.
Jussie and his legal advisors showed up in court on Tuesday morning for a court hearing and It was agreed that the actor will pay his $10,000 bond. Yet, that is it. The case is finished.
According to reports by TMZ, Chicago State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, told Chicago police she was dropping the case because Jussie would have only gotten community service if convicted and she said he has already performed community service so there is no point in prosecuting him.
Read Jussie Smollett’s lawyer official statement below:
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 2 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.
Jussie and many others were hurt by these unfair and unwarranted actions.
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.
Jussie is relieved to have this situation behind him and is very much looking forward to getting back to focusing on his family, friends and career.