In just breaking news, NBC (@nbcnews), has just reported that prosecutors in Chicago have dropped all 16 charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollet. The actor appeared before a judge in a Chicago courtroom at about 10:30 am on Tuesday morning. Following the court appearance, Smullet’s attorney released a statement that all charges against his client has been dropped and that his “record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him.” No word yet on if anyone will be arrested for the alleged crimes committed against Smullet, or if Chicago prosecutors will face any consequences for malicious prosecution and intentionally dragging Smullet’s name through the mud. I expect that this is not the last we will hear about this.
I honestly never took a side in this. Honestly. I was going to wait to see what the outcome was before I said anything at all. But, at its very worse, Smullet’s crime (if any) was filing a false police report. Prosecutors in Chicago publicized this case like Smullet was a serial killer the likes of “Jack The Ripper” or “Charles Manson”. They really were running around here getting in front of tv cameras and acting like the public would be safer with this “monster” locked away forever. Then they just drop the case with no explanation at all? Someone needs to answer for this. I, for one, hope Smullet sues the city of Chicago, the prosecutors office, and even some television stations who dragged this story on for months. Right is right, and wrong is wrong.