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Jussie Smollett Team: ‘Need Your Help on the Low’ Text to ‘Attacker’ Was About Steroids, Not Alleged Hate Hoax

The team of former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett claims an ambiguous text message he sent to one of his suspected attackers prior to his purported assault was about illegal herbal steroids, not his alleged hate hoax.

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Offers New Explanation for Jussie Smollett Recusal

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx changed her explanation on Friday for her recusal from the Jussie Smollett case, as her office released more than 2,000 pages of documents on the case. Foxx said she was advised to withdraw from the case based on unfounded rumors that she was related to the “Empire” actor, who […]

Police Records: Jussie Smollett Denied ‘Black as Sin’ Osundairo Brothers Were His Attackers

Recently released records show disgraced “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett denied to the Chicago Police Department that Abel and Ola Osundairo were his attackers, citing their dark skin color.

Chicago’s Top Prosecutor Kim Foxx Subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett Case

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who’s pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett.

Kim Foxx Aide Called Chicago Police ‘The Worst’ Amid Smollett Firestorm

Newly-released text messages reveal an aide to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx harshly criticized the Chicago Police Department’s conduct during their investigation into the alleged hate hoax carried by Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

Kim Foxx Called Jussie Smollett ‘Washed Up Celeb Who Lied to Cops’ in Text Messages

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx referred to actor Jussie Smollett as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” in texts messages to members of her staff sent roughly two weeks prior to her office dropping all charges against the “Empire” star.

Chicago State’s Attorney Questioned Charges Against Jussie Smollett as Excessive

The Cook County State’s Attorney whose office was tasked with handling the prosecution of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett at one point referred to him as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” yet argued that he was being charged with an excessive amount of felonies. In text messages obtained by Variety, Kim Foxx wrote […]

Chicago State’s Attorney Questioned Charges Against Jussie Smollett as Excessive

The Cook County State’s Attorney whose office was tasked with handling the prosecution of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett at one point referred to him as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” yet argued that he was being charged with an excessive amount of felonies. In text messages obtained by Variety, Kim Foxx wrote […]

Legal Expert: Chicago Lawsuit Is Jussie Smollett’s ‘Worst Nightmare’ — ‘City Wants Pound of Flesh’

While Cook County prosecutors may have let Empire actor Jussie Smollett off for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself, one legal expert predicts the city of Chicago could still cause him major issues. Chicago officials last Thursday announced plans to file

Smollett Drama: Rep. Bobby Rush Calls Chicago Police ‘Sworn Enemy of Black People’

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) on Saturday slammed the Chicago police union as the “sworn enemy of black people” for demanding Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx resign over her office’s handling of Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s case, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Kim Foxx’s Assistant Prosecutor Blasts Her Handling of Jussie Smollett Case: ‘An International Laughingstock’

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is facing blistering criticism from an anonymous assistant state’s attorney in her office over the handling of Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s case, who described the situation as “an international laughing stock” in a letter published by CWB Chicago on Monday.

Watch: Kim Foxx Remains Silent as Supporter Calls Chicago Police ‘Blue Klux Klan’

A supporter of Cook County Attorney Kim Foxx, whose office recently dropped all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett, refered to the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police as the “Blue Klux Klan” in a Saturday afternoon press conference —  a racial slur the top prosecutor would not refute when asked whether she concurred with the comparison. 

Jussie Smollett Lawyer Threatens Chicago After Demand of $130K Hate Hoax Repayment

An attorney for Empire actor Jussie Smollett on Thursday responded to Chicago officials demanding repayment for the investigation costs into his alleged hate hoax by threatening his own legal actions, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago to Sue Jussie Smollett After He Refuses to Pay Investigation Costs

The city of Chicago is preparing to sue “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for $130,000 to recoup the costs of its hate crime investigation. Last week, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office dropped 16 counts against Smollett, who had been accused of faking a hate crime against himself. The decision caused an uproar in Chicago, with […]