South Africans in the late hours of Tuesday night found out that Jussie Smollet‘s 16 counts of faking a hoax and lying to the police have been dropped following the county’s top prosecutor recusing herself from the investigation.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recused herself “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a spokeswoman from her office.
The only information that was revealed is that Jussie forfeited $10,000 of his bond money accompanied by community service that he will be serving out with a lot of the other evidence from the case being sealed.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took issue with Jussie Smollett telling reporters earlier that he was innocent, while “still running down the county’s Police Department.”
“How dare him? How dare him?” Rahm said.
“This is a person now who has been let off scot-free with no sense of accountability of the moral and ethical wrong of his actions,” Emanuel said.
He admonished Smollett for “using hate crime laws that are on the books to protect people who are minorities from violence” only to “turn around and use those laws to advance your career and financial reward.”
“Is there no decency in this man?” the mayor said.