Home Multiple Choices ‘We’ll Get the Truth’: Jussie Smollett May Be Charged Again After Judge...

‘We’ll Get the Truth’: Jussie Smollett May Be Charged Again After Judge Appoints Special Prosecutor



Jussie Smollett isn’t totally in the clear as some might’ve thought.

Because on Friday, Cook County judge Michael Toomin appointed a special prosecutor to look into Chicago State Attorney Kim Foxx‘s decision to drop a 16-count indictment on the “Empire” actor. This was after he was accused of lying about being attacked.

An independent counsel was appointed to look into the Jussie Smollett case. (Photo: Jerod Harris / Getty Images Entertainment via Getty Images)

Toomin said when Foxx removed herself from the case, she was in her legal right to do so. But she didn’t have proper authority to hand the case off to a top aide, which he called a huge error.

The judge also said the aide didn’t have the true authority of a prosecutor, so the case slipped through the cracks without the right person working it.

“Here, the ship of the State ventured from its protected harbor without the guiding hand of the captain,” he wrote. “There was no master on the bridge to guide the ship as it foundered through uncharted waters. And it ultimately lost its bearings.”

Toomin also said “unprecedented irregularities” of the Smollett case necessitated an independent counsel “to restore the public’s confidence in the integrity of our criminal justice system.”

Once the case is reopened, the special prosecutor will be encouraged to see what possible crimes were committed by Smollett if any, and he’ll be charged all over again if something is found.

Sheila O’Brien, a former state appellate judge, who’s wanted a special prosecutor on the case for quite some time, seemed to be pleased at Toomin’s decision.

“We’ll get the truth, the whole truth, under oath, and that’s what this is about,” she told reporters, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Foxx has since commented on the judge’s decision as well and simply said she “respectfully” disagrees with his ruling.

The appointment of the independent counsel comes at the same time Smollett is being sued by the city of Chicago to get back the money that was spent investigating his attack claim.

His lawyers have also been sued for defamation by Nigerian brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, who claim the actor paid them $3,500 to stage a phony attack.

On January 29, Smollett, who’s gay and Black, told police that he was beaten by two men in Chicago who yelled homophobic and racial epithets. He also claimed the individuals tied a noose around his neck and poured a liquid substance on him.

After being accused of lying about the assault and hit with a 16-count indictment, the charges were dropped, which caused outrage among many.

In early June, “Empire” creator Lee Daniels said Smollett would not be returning to the sixth and final season of the show.

admin
The company is managed in four parts such as i) movies, videos etc production unit, ii) Educational Unit, iii) Event produce & management unit and iv) online management &, marketing unit. All units are worked separately but corporate each other but all dealings should be done in the name of FOCUS A-Z.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Black Women Take Home Top Directing Awards At Sundance Film Festival

Three of the top jury prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival were presented to Black women. Filmmakers Radha Blank, Garrett...

Ludacris Gives Florida High School Students $75,000 Worth of New Musical Instruments

Ludacris gave back in a major way when he visited a high school in South Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 29. With...

How to Visit Egypt on a Budget

Posted: 2/3/2020 | February 3rd, 2020 One of the countries high up on my “must visit” list is Egypt. As a lover...

When black cowboys paraded through Harlem with Muhammad Ali A path-breaking all-black rodeo in New York helped introduce America to a little-known piece of...

The afternoon of Friday, Sept. 3, 1971, was beautiful and sunny in Harlem as residents lined the streets and hung their...