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Jussie Smollett's Family Reacts to His Charges Being Dropped

Jussie Smollett's Family Reacts to His Charges Being Dropped

Jussie Smollett‘s family is reacting to the news that charges have been dropped against him in the case where he allegedly staged a hate crime.

“Our son and brother is an innocent man whose name and character has been unjustly smeared,” his family told THR. “Jussie is a son, a brother, a partner, a champion for human rights, and a genuine soul who would never be capable of what he was falsely accused of. He was the victim of an assault and then falsely blamed for his own attack.”

The statement continued, “This morning truth has prevailed and he has been vindicated. All charges have been dismissed and his record expunged (cleared). The painful incidents we’ve witnessed him endure over the past 7 weeks have been heartbreaking and unjust to say the least. While many were quick to rush to judgement before hearing the actual truth, we are grateful that the truth about Jussie has come to light. We look forward to bringing the real perpetrators to justice. We thank God and our village for standing by us during this trying time.”

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  • greppinwolf

    He paid the city off and they let him go — it’s right there in the Cook County statement. He wasn’t found innocent or “not guilty.” They just didn’t pursue prosecuting him. He’s still a liar and fraud.

  • patrickdornoff

    wonder how much he paid his own family off and who else he bribed

  • tom

    He still a pathological liar

  • MyName

    He took a plea deal. That’s different from a bribe. I agree that if he wants to be claimed innocent then he should have tried fighting in court.