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Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

I’ve been truthful and consistent on every single level since Day 1. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I have been accused of

Jussie Smollett

“Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to recuse herself was made to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case,

Tandra Simonton

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has dropped the 16 counts of felony disorderly conduct in the case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. It is reported this is due to reviewing the case’s facts, and in view of Smollett’s agreement to forfeit his $10,000 bond. Parts of the case will be sealed, one of Smollett’s attorneys said.

“Now I’d like nothing more than to just get back to work and move on with my life,” Smollett said. “But make no mistakes, I will always continue to fight for the justice, equality and betterment of marginalized people everywhere.”

Jussie Smollett

In a statement, prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said, “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.”