Charges Dropped Against Jussie Smollett

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A stunning reversal by prosecutors in Chicago.

The state is dropping all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

He was charged with disorderly conduct, accused of staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.

Jussie Smollett was in a Leighton Criminal Courthouse for an emergency hearing on Tuesday.

It’s unclear why all the charges were dropped against Smollett.

His attorney’s released a statement Tuesday saying Smollett 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.”
 

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