And Mayor Rahm is Pissed…the ‘fix’ was in.
In a stunning move, prosecutors in Chicago dropped all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday despite acknowleging Smollet fabricated a street attack on himself in an attempt to get a pay raise.
“We stand behind the investigation and the facts revealed,” said Joe Magats, the first assistant state attorney in Illinois, who took over the case when his boss, State Attorney Kim Foxx, recused herself from the probe after it surfaced that she had been in touch with Smollett’s family.
“We believe he did what he was charged with doing,” Magats said in an interview with ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago.
Asked again whether he believes Smollett fabricated the incident, Magats replied, “yes.”
Here are a few of our favorite Jussie Smollett memories.