I’m confused—and given the crazy, baffling trajectory of the Jussie Smollett case so far, maybe I am going to stay confused for some time.
Chicago prosecutors have dropped all charges against the Empire actor after he was indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly filing a false police report about the assault he allegedly suffered in January.
According to his attorney, Smollett didn’t strike a deal with prosecutors—they apparently dropped the charges on their own—and he forfeited his $10,000 bond voluntarily.
Chicago’s Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and mayor Rahm Emanuel said Smollett being let off the hook was a “whitewash of justice,” and that they thought was Smollett was guilty. “Is there no decency in this man?” asked Emanuel.