In January 2019, the Empire The star has been criticized for allegedly organizing racist and homophobic attacks against himself. He was charged with 16 counts on March 16, including one for allegedly filing a false police report following the January incident.
Webb’s report continues to say that Foxx and its staff have demonstrated potential ethics violations in their handling of the case. However, the prosecutor found nothing criminal in the treatment of Foxx.
Mark Geragos, Smollett’s lawyer, responded to Webb’s report. He wrote that the report confirms that “there was no wrongdoing or undue influence on Jussie’s part” or his dismissal.
Read Geragos’ full statement below:
“This so-called ‘report’ on Kim Foxx and the timing of Jussie’s recharge reveals the real electoral political motivation of Dan Webb and his cohorts. This is a blatant attempt to dismantle a black, progressive prosecutor who does not fit into the white power structure. Jussie, a black gay man who maintains his innocence, continues to be used as a pawn. Today’s report confirms what the defense has always said: There was no wrongdoing or undue influence on the part of Jussie or the defense in dismissing all of the charges against him and the second wave of charges is a blatant constitutional violation.