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Former prosecutor Doug Burns says Smollett case was ‘badly mishandled’

The judge in the Jessie Smollett hate crime hoax recused himself from the case on Friday, but it has yet to be decided if there will be a special counsel investigation in a case that has been “very messy,” former federal prosecutor Doug Burns said on “… Continue reading

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Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett case: Judge steps aside, won’t make special prosecutor decision

The Cook County judge set to decide whether a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate why charges were dropped against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett stepped aside Friday, saying he would allow another judge rule on the controversial case.  Continue reading

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‘Empire’ showrunner addresses Jussie Smollett absence in finale, says Season 6 will need to be a ‘reset’

Following the Season 5 finale of “Empire,” showrunner Brett Mahoney got candid about moving the show forward without embattled star Jussie Smollett’s character, Jamal.  Continue reading

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Another conflict of interest pops up in Kim Foxx’s handling of Jussie Smollett case

The Cook County judge set to decide Thursday whether a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate why charges were dropped against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has a son who works in the state’s attorney’s office. Continue reading

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Kim Foxx fighting push to appoint special prosecutor to her handling of Smollett case

Chicago’s top prosecutor, who has been thrust in the national spotlight after dropping charges against embattled “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, is fighting an effort to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her office’s handling of the controver… Continue reading

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‘No plans’ for Jussie Smollett’s ‘Empire’ character to return as series is renewed, Fox says

Fans of Fox Entertainment’s hit show “Empire” can rejoice as the series has officially been picked up for a sixth season, albeit without one of its mainstays, Jussie Smollett. Continue reading

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Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx subpoenaed over Jussie Smollett case: report

Chicago’s top prosecutor, Kim Foxx, has been subpoenaed Friday over her handling of the Jussie Smollett case, according to The Chicago-Sun Times. Continue reading

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Trump slams Jussie Smollett case as a ‘disgrace to our nation’ during Wisconsin rally

President Donald Trump derided actor Jussie Smollett as “third rate” during a Wisconsin rally on Saturday and called his legal trouble — in which he allegedly lied about Trump supporters attacking him in a hate crime — a “disgrace to our nation.” Continue reading

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Citing Smollett, Cook County judge slams Kim Foxx’s office on double standard

A Cook County judge recently called out embattled State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for upholding a double standard by prosecuting a woman for filing a false police report after dropping similar charges against embattled “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.  Continue reading

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Smollett’s attorney rejects media’s request to unseal court docs: report

An attorney for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has rejected the various media requests to unseal court documents from the dismissed case, saying his client has a “right to privacy.” Continue reading

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Chicago police union president weighs in on brothers filing defamation suit in Smollett case

Kevin Graham, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, told “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday that “one of the things that is troubling” in the Jussie Smollett case is that it “never went to court.” Continue reading

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Brothers accused of attacking Jussie Smollett sue his attorney for defamation

Abel and Ola Osundairo, the brothers accused of attacking Jussie Smollett in January, have filed a defamation lawsuit against the “Empire” star’s attorney, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Continue reading

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Jussie Smollett is an assault victim, was falsely accused of alleged hate crime hoax, brother says

Jussie Smollett is a victim of assault and was falsely accused of staging his alleged hate attack, his brother insists. Continue reading

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Jussie Smollett ‘doing well’ and ‘focusing on work’ after alleged fake hate crime exoneration

The actor hopes to be publicly exonerated “once all the information comes out,” according to a Saturday report. Continue reading

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More ripples in state attorney’s office follow Jussie Smollett case

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Chicago police unions call for Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx to resign

Police groups from in and around Chicago are calling for Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx to step down. Continue reading

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Tracy Morgan jabs Jussie Smollett over alleged attack: Racists don’t watch ‘Empire’

Comedian Tracy Morgan said he doesn’t believe Jussie Smollett and joked about the actor’s hoax allegations on Monday night. Continue reading

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Judge considering request to unseal Jussie Smollett file

It will be several weeks before a judge decides whether the public will get a look at the sealed court file in the Jussie Smollett case. Continue reading

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Maxine Waters says it was ‘correct thing’ for Jussie Smollett charges to be dropped

The decision to drop charges against “Empire� star Jussie Smollett may have stoked controversy in Chicago, but the actor still has the backing of a prominent California Democrat. Continue reading

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Chicago police union president ‘looking for justice’ after Jussie Smollett charges dropped

As Chicago prepares for dueling rallies on Monday over the fallout from Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office to drop charges against “Empire� actor Jussie Smollett, the head of the city’s police union said he just wants justice in the c… Continue reading

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