Jussie Smollett took the nation by storm when he explosively admitted that he was allegedly beaten and bruised by a couple of “Make America Great Again” supporters.
“Allegedly” being the key word there.
But it was a riff raff of controversy when it was revealed that Smollett could’ve been making all that up in order to simultaneously damn President Trump supporters while attempting to gain sympathy from Hollywood so that he could get a pay increase on the show “Empire.”
And then Cook County Prosecutor Kim Foxx dropped the charges.
But one judge absolutely blasted Kim Foxx for dropping the charges against Jussie Smollett.
You’ve already heard the story a million times but Jussie Smollett claims he was jumped on the streets of downtown Chicago and when the attackers left, they screamed out “MAGA!”
The only problem with his alleged story is that those streets are loaded with cameras and that’s when the Chicago Police department began to doubt his alleged story.
And it turned out the Chicago Police allegedly found out that he paid two Nigerian brothers who had worked on “Empire” before – one a stunt double and the other an extra – to beat him up so that he could make up the outrageous story.
Consequently, he was charged with 16 felonies and let go on a $10,000 bail, but it wasn’t long before the Cook County State Attorney’s office – led by federal prosecutor Kim Foxx – dropped the charges against him, which was a move that shocked almost everybody (including some in her office that worked for her).
It was a perplexing moment that seemed to be politically motivated because if the charges against him were true, then he could’ve served a lengthy prison sentence – not to mention the nationwide damage it did demonizing Trump supporters.
Nevertheless, Cook County Judge Marc Martin slammed Foxx over her handling of a 21-year-old named Candace Clark who was charged with a felony disorderly conduct and the difference between this accused and Smollett.
He said, “I’d like to know why Ms. Clark is being treated differently than Jussie Smollett. It’s a disorderly conduct case. A lot less egregious than Mr. Smollett’s case. I have a problem with it.”
It could be as simple in the actor’s desperate plea for notoriety – one key figure in former President Barack Obama’s administration, former first lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, Tina Tchen, “put in a call” to Foxx at Cook County and then“magically” the charges were dropped.
However, she said, “I know members of the Smollett family based on prior work together. Shortly after Mr. Smollett reported he was attacked, as a family friend, I contacted Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, who I also know from prior work together. My sole activity was to put the chief prosecutor in the case in touch with an alleged victim’s family who had concerns about how the investigation was being characterized in public.”
It seemed like there were a lot of hands stirring the pot though.
The judge also exclaimed, “Ms. Clark is not a movie star, she doesn’t have a high-priced lawyer. And this smells big time. Your office created this mess. There’s no publicity on this case. Press gets a hold of this; it’ll be the newspaper.”
It’s important to note that Smollett maintains his innocence and his brother recently penned an elaborate piece for BET magazine that laid out how Jussie has post traumatic stress disorder – also experiencing night terrors – as a result of the alleged attack.
But there’s no way the Chicago Police Department would have even considered prosecuting the actor if there wasn’t a mountain of evidence against him.