Illinois Drops Charges Against Jussie Smollett, Federal Investigation Still Ongoing


In what’s probably great news for Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, Illinois Attorney Kim Foxx has dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett for allegedly faking two hate crimes against himself. Despite the spin from his legal team, this was not quite the exoneration they claim it is according to TMZ.

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office says, “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.”

I really want to have Kim Foxx as my prosecutor if I’m ever accused of a crime. “We’re dropping the charges of high seas piracy because he doesn’t go out that much anyway, so what’s the point in putting him in prison?”

Here’s how Smollett’s people spun that sentiment:

Jussie’s family has also released a statement celebrating the news. They state, “This morning truth has prevailed and (Jussie) has been vindicated.”

They continue, “While many were quick to rush to judgement before hearing the actual truth, we are grateful that the truth about Jussie has come to light. We look forward to bringing the real perpetrators to justice.”

Yeah, and O.J. Simpson is still looking for the real killer. Maybe they can team up and solve both crimes together.

Jussie isn’t entirely off the hook here, though.

And there’s this … federal law enforcement sources tell us Jussie is still under investigation for the threatening letter — with racist and homophobic slurs — that was sent to him at the “Empire” studio 8 days before the alleged attack.

You’ll recall … the Chicago PD Superintendent claimed Jussie sent it to himself, but our sources say the FBI had not reached that conclusion yet.

So that’s not ideal. Empire fired him and apparently rehired him and may have to fire him again if the feds decide he did it after all.

I would be super pissed if I were Lori Loughlin right now, though. She’s absolutely going to get a similar slap on the wrist because we have a two-tiered justice system but it probably won’t come until after the last season of Fuller House wraps up without her and she’s been digitally replaced with a moose or whatever in When Calls the Heart.

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