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Charges Dropped

Prosecutors in Cook County Illinois have dropped the charges against the actor Jussie Smollett.  

As reported by USA Today,  "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," according to a statement from the office of the Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, sent to USA TODAY by her spokeswoman, Tandra Simonton."

His lawyers claiming he was a victim of a hate crime, turning turned him into a suspect.  Still holding that the alleged incident happened despite the fact that there is no proof of the attack occurring.  

Smollett had pleaded "not guilty" in which he alleged that he was attacked by two men yelling racist slurs, put a noose around his neck, and poured a liquid substance Smollett identified as bleach on him. 

After countless hours of examining video footage and interviews, the Chicago PD could find no evidence of an attack.

Two brothers, admitted to attacking Smollett, provided the police with evidence of them buying hats and a rope to perpetuate the hate hoax at the request of Smollett. 

As this story evolves, WECU News will bring you updates.  Thanks for reading

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