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Jussie Smollett has been ordered to reimburse the City of Chicago $130,000 to cover the costs for investigating his false claims.

In a bizarre turn of events on Tuesday, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office dropped all 16 felony charges against the disgraced actor after he claimed he was assaulted by two men wearing ski masks and Red MAGA hats outside his Chicago condo on Jan. 29.

According to TMZ, the Chicago Corporation Counsel is demanding "immediate payment" of $130,000 in compensation for overtime paid to two dozen police officers and detectives who worked on Smollett's case.

In a blistering letter to the "Empire" star, the counsel wrote, "Over two dozen detectives and police officers participated in the investigation, ultimately spending weeks investigating your false claims. The Chicago police investigation revealed that you knowingly filed a false police report and had in fact orchestrated your own attack."

Smollet, 36, has seven days to cough up the cash, or the Corporation Counsel vows to "prosecute you for making a false statement under the Municipal Code of Chicago."

The threat doesn't carry any jail time, but Smollett could be ordered to pay a fine of $500 and the counsel could triple its actual damages to $390,000.

The actor and part-time singer, who is nominated for a NAACP Award, continues to maintain his innocence despite the overwhelming evidence that he staged the anti-homosexual hate crime with two friends on Jan. 29.

Local police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressed their outrage in an emotionally charged news conference following Smollett's emergency court hearing on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump ordered a federal investigation into possible corruption in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that Smollett's case was "outrageous" and "an embarrassment to our nation."

Smollett's attorneys complained that local officials are continuing their campaign against him.

Attorney Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement: "We are disappointed the local authorities have continued their campaign against Jussie Smollett after the charges against him have been dropped.

"The facts are clear. The Assistant State's Attorney appeared in court and dismissed the charges. Mr. Smollett forfeited his bond. The case is closed. No public official has the right to violate Mr. Smollett's due process rights."

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Smollett's Empire co-stars Taraji P. Henson, left, and AzMarie Livingston, right, welcomed him back to the show with open arms.

"I'm happy that the truth has finally been set free, because I knew it all along," Henson told USA Today. "We're all happy for him, and thank God the truth prevailed."

"I know him and I know his track record," said Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon - the mother of Smollett's character, Jamal. "I'm not going to jump on clickbait just because someone says something derogatory about a person I know and love... I know the type of activism this young man does in his community, I know that he's a giver - he's not an attention-seeker."

Livingston, 32, who plays Chicken on the Fox TV soap opera, said she was happy that the charges were dropped.

“I’m happy his charges are being dropped and look forward to seeing Jussie on set and his character Jamal back on Empire,” the openly lesbian actress told PEOPLE in a statement.

The show's writers mocked Smollett's critics on social media after the charges were dropped against him.

"See y'all Wednesday," they tweeted, adding a winking emoji.

But their celebration was short-lived.

According to Tvbythenumbers.com, Wednesday's episode continues the scripted series' slide. Just 3.7 million viewers tuned in to watch Empire. Down from last week's 4.1 million viewers.

  • stav

    Please ..just make this go away...far,far away!

  • We Can Do This

    Now the feds are looking into why the charges were dropped.

  • MJF

    Ms. Rose can we get some new content? I mean new and fresh; this shit is dry and boring now. It's Friday! We want some feel good news, a lil dirt, something to laugh at...

  • Grace Turner

    Well, then send a bill to Casey Anthony and Micheal Peterson because they both, had massive searches and police working overtime, knowing she really killed her daughter and he had killed his wife! ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Skin Deep Beauty

    What TRUTH PREVAILED??? THESE ACTORS ARE FULL OF SCHIT and some are as dumb as a bag of rocks. He INNOCENCE NOR HIS TRUTH WAS NOT PROVEN! BYE!

  • Ni Ni

    Sandra trolling us. What did we ever do to you to deserve this, Sandra?!

  • Junkanoo

    Seeing this photo of him just about everday am starting to think he's kind of cute. This story has been beaten to death it's tired.

  • Renee26

    Ok...enough of this guy Auntie... You abandoned us early yesterday lookin at his face.... Can we get a post on Wendy announcing she's taking an "expected break" next week... One that was allegedly a surprise to her staff??

  • Renee26

    ?

  • NewNew
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Renee26

    That part!! Yt devils

  • Renee26

    Into the way way past

  • Ni Ni

    I'll take a Wendy post.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Different states! I guess Florida and North Carolina (?) can afford it.

  • xenaD

    Who’s that girl on the right? Is that the chick from hakeems entourage??! ??

  • xenaD

    He is cute

  • Li-Wright

    Jussie needs to end this. According to TMZ:

    Now here's the hard part for Jussie. If a judge rules the attack was
    fake, it gives the honchos at "Empire" all the ammo they need to say
    he's fired, despite the fact the State's Attorney has dismissed the criminal case.

    And, to add insult to injury, if Jussie loses the case but refuses to
    pay the judgment, the City can execute on the judgment, and that would
    include garnishing wages and freezing bank accounts -- including his
    "Empire" salary.

    Rahm aint going out of office without a fight. He wants an apology.

  • Li-Wright

    He needs to apologize to the City. That's probably all they want.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I think that's the girl who used to go with Raven Symone. I think she was on Top Model too.

  • Renee26

    I think she's Jamals band mate

  • Logan Roberts

    If Jussie lives in Chicago, I would move immediately to another state. And then pay the $130K in pennies.

  • Blak

    The charges were dropped because of political influence and interference, not because he is not guilty. He is damn guilty

  • Renee26

    We can ponder on what type of business will be handled next week during the break

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Leave that horse alone! He's suffered enough!

  • Ni Ni

    These dead horse memes are hilarious! ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i've never watched Empire, but i thought the regular viewers confirmed that 'Jamal' was in a coffin(?????)

    (Jussie, boi, you still in danger....)

  • Topic Influencer

    I told yall he was getting a bill.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    No Lies! (and RIP to the former Mrs. Peterson, but that 'Staircase' series was completely fascinating!)

  • Topic Influencer

    Michael Peterson said an owl killed his wife Kathleen. He should be still sent a bill.

  • Ni Ni

    I thought that's what they said too. But it's tv so he can come back from the dead.

  • Ebony Starr

    Aussie stated in his GMA interview that he goes hard against 45, now 45 is going hard against him and his people.

  • Topic Influencer

    Yep. Sadly Peterson belongs to NC. Ugh

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You've missed nothing! What could have been a good show turned into nothing but perversion.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    that's your takeaway @Junk?
    LOL!!!!

  • Carrington

    Has anyone noticed that police know who "attacked" Jussie... JUSSIE knows that his friends attacked him - but he has YET to call on police to arrest them?!?

  • Vegas1989

    Sandy, I ask you nicely on the last post NO NEWS about Jussie, R.Kelly, CPD, the Mayor, Kim Foxx and etc. Just the regular folks of Chi-Town...And what did you do ma'am?...Post this!!!....We's Bee's tired of this...Happy Friday though.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh yeah...
    he's the gay Tupac AND the Black J.R. Ewing, LOL!!!

  • Wile E. Coli

    right.. and.. who are you again?

  • Curtis

    Hail Mary full of grace let this story die. I am tired of gay people stories/ actions which makes your son Jesus puke.

  • Renee26

    I've missed the last 2 episodes so idk if they revealed who was in the coffin... But I predicted that it would be him after all this mess came out

  • NewNew

    I find it odd that one can essentially be "exonerated" but continue to be investigated and have to pay for an investigation under false pretenses. Doesn't sound like an exoneration at all. Hmm ?

  • NewNew

    Tee hee ?

  • Renee26

    Issa witch hunt

  • Renee26

    An owl ?

  • Wile E. Coli

    $130k isn't enough. But he's got much bigger problems on the horizon. Not the least of which is his idiot lawyer. She's a real piece of work.

  • Vegas1989

    How do Cookie thinks that the Truth has set Jussie Free? He lied about everything. He is still in trouble for filing a "False Police Report"....HE LIED ABOUT EVERYTHING>…..Please name me one person who got in trouble for filing a "True Police Report"?.....LOL...No one SMH....

  • NewNew

    I believe he fabricated this whole thing. It just seems like the authorities are talking out of both sides of their mouths.

  • Renee26

    I know he lied...but they won't let it die after it's supposed to be resolved... Issa problem

  • Reenaface

    But their celebration was short-lived.

    ??This part cracks me up. Oh and will the cast be pitching in to help Jussie with the bill that he owes to the city of Chicago? Cause they ain't taking no payment plans they want the full $130k.??? Jussie better run to the ? quickly.

  • NewNew

    ?

  • Vegas1989

    Yes, He can!!! Marlena on Days of Our Lives have died 15 times since I've been watching it since the 7th grade....LOL...John Black, Stefano Dimera (He passed away last year in real life) ….But yeah it can happen....LOL

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    did whut, Shug?!
    you know i never heard that one from him, LOL!
    so the owl was waiting in the rafters and soon as she was at the top of the steps, swooped down, and threw its entire body weight in the milla of her byke, causing her to lose her balance, and fall and continuously bump her head and cryke her skull?????? (did he say somebody cleaned up the feathers before the CSI got there????)

  • Ni Ni

    No you did not say J.R. Ewing ?. I miss Dallas.

  • Ni Ni

    Lmao!

  • Vegas1989

    He better write another check and in the memo line he better tell the Mayor,"He's bees sorry for lying"....LOL...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you know my old azz knows about JR, LOL!!!!

  • T865!

    ??? yep

  • Vegas1989

    JR was my boy.....He was cut through when I didn't know what cut through was....LOL....It use to come on CBS on Friday after The Incredible Hulk...Dr. David Bruce Banner.....LOL,...

  • Vegas1989

    You not old...You are just aging slowly...I'm right behind you...I'm 46 or I might be older than you but it's all good.

  • Reenaface

    Because Taraji is acting like a ding? she talks about not going off of click bait articles and believing him because he's her costar but in the back of her mind I know she knows he arranged that hoax but she can't verbalize it publicly. She has to save face for the show and network.????

  • Ni Ni

    My mama loved herself some J.R. chile lol.

  • Vegas1989

    I need this GIF and attach it to a couple of emails here at the office....LOL.....LET IT GO!!!!!

  • Ni Ni

    ?I'm old too?.

  • WinterIsComing

    Welp, I bet this bill will go to collections and be on Jussie’s credit report.

  • Vegas1989

    I heard that the police and the vet caught the owl and asked the owl did he kill the lady, and the owl said, :Who?"....LOL....

  • Ni Ni

    Add No Cardi B post too.
    New Post!

  • Vegas1989

    I forgot about this BAT.....

  • Ghost

    ??????

  • WhoKnew

    It makes me SMDH when I hear or read about people that think he was not guilty just because the charges were dropped, in particular his former co-workers. I believe Empire producers have no choice but to fire him.

    It's like you all are grown -- supposedly intelligent and responsible adults, yet you are speaking out loud and in essence condoning this egregious behavior. Can someone please in all sincerity explain to me how this country got here where there is so much lawlessness running rampant and setting policies and laws that we are allowing such travestys of the law to allow a Jussie Smollet to fabricate such a heinous lie or a Duck Duck Goose like Dump to continue in office when the color of his skin is hued in hate, multiple crimes and code blue mental illness?

    I know what God says in HIS word about forgiveness but in these United States, we have long memories so it will be hard to FORGET what he did. I have grandbabies and some day some of you will too. We ought to be protecting them and their futures but instead there's no one protecting law abiding citizens like me and you (the grown responsible folk in the room) so we are extremely limited in what change we can make because as we are seeing -- according to HIS word -- man is destroying this world and it is all for the love of money and flesh.

  • Junkanoo

    Physically he is eye candy but if people are bossy or arrogant thats not cute. I like to take looks and personality into consideration.

  • Phillybruh

    When it drops that'll hurt his feelings...lol

  • garrisonville

    i do believe he lied. however, how can you make a private citizen pay fines when he's not been found guilty of anything. all charges were dropped. so how is this possible.

  • Reina1718

    Yes then say he wouldnt b his mothers child if he lied... like r u crazy??? Ur subway sandwich survived the whole ordeal! U ate it & kept the noose on ur neck boy bye

  • WhoKnew

    Cookie is Lyon, of course. But of course Cookie just trying to keep the checks coming in so that Cookie can keep paying for side cookies when her fiance is off getting his side bullets in the ass.

    Cookie, guh, while you were talking your friends forgot to tell you that while you were telling that lie that you had female pubic hairs stuck in your teeth like spinach. Bytch, please.

    This is why shyt don't get better in this world because of people like her carpet munching ass and his banana in the tailpipe ass.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    And he STILL lying had he stfu and not said anything after it was revealed that his charges were dropped due to a deal this would have been left alone but noooooo he just had to keep going

  • wonderwoman

    I’ll give it to them all in nickels, dimes, quarters, and pennies.

  • WhoKnew

    Right? I am just shaking my damned head. LIke, dude? Really? How far will you try to make this lie work for you? His parents must have spit when he admitted to them that he was guilty and blamed it on his out of control drug use but then he got the high paid lawyer who said 'deny, deny, deny.

  • TransMichelle
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i'm older than you (and i actually thought you were much younger, LOL!)

  • WhoKnew

    If anyone knows of a link to a petition to FOX to have Jussie fired from Empire please post it. He should not be rewarded for this crime. Thanks!

  • Ghost

    Napoleon complex! Smh...Rahm is something else when he gets angry! He’s going to WIN one way or another....

  • NewNew

    Ha! ??

  • Bonita

    What do these two idiots not understand? The charges being dropped does not mean he's innocent. And because he did not have a trial to prove his innocence or guilt, that means that he can be indicted again. That's what most don't realize.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is headline news, hun. Sandrarose.com is a gossip blog.

  • WhoKnew

    You're so right. It is just so sad when people equate dropped charges to innocence. It's not. And, like you said this is not double jeopardy where he can't be tried again if new evidence surfaces because there was never a trial. Unfortunately, his lawyer probably made sure the agreement they "brokered" included language that he could not be charged again for this same crime.

  • Ghost

    He couldn’t possibly win the NCAAP image award! ???! I hope he doesn’t show up...he’ll only be a distraction...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I responded to your request below, hun.

  • Vegas1989

    Thank Sandy!

  • J’aime Sucer

    Taraji said what she said because she has a show to keep on the air. There's no way in hell a reasonable person could think he's innocent. What does she mean by- the truth came out? Nothing came out-- the prosecutor had it sealed. Plus, now we know the prosecutor lied when she said she recused herself from the case. If Jussie was innocent, why did he forfeit his bond + do community service? Innocent people don't do that.

  • Vegas1989

    LOL...I'm sorry....I will take a 15 minute break and come back...

  • Bonita

    Aaahhh, someone else who knows how this works. His lawyer better not have included such language!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Taraji couldn’t possibly say, yeah he did it, and I’m glad he walked!

    The show is ending, but they want to go out without this kind of baggage!

    He hasn’t gotten away, he’s gotten by, and the coming months and years, one never knows, R. Kelly, Diddy, Drake, etc.!

    I’m not butt hurt that he walked, I’ve seen people get nepotism or favoritism all my life. People who have people just do things for them, or wrongdoings unchecked!

  • hi-liter

    Just don’t say nothin....shet up and pay them people Jussie.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I'll be attendance tomorrow to find out.

  • Trace da Ace

    ugh......ANOTHER Jussie post on my beautiful Friday morning??? oh well....I agree he should pay....there were REAL crimes going on with people who needed REAL help....and yet this mess was the top focus and it was fake.....smdh....

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Just cut the check Jussie, and cut the sheit too.

  • Bonita

    Oh, you best believe he's going to cough that money up. Because if it goes to court, which he didn't want in the criminal case, the City of Chicago will have to present it's case. And if the judge finds in favor of the city, Jussies whole innocent act goes up in smoke.

  • NaeNae2015

    Right???

  • NaeNae2015

    You dead wrong for continuing to post that SHADY picture of "Juicy".......LMBO!!!!

    On another note, if he were innocent, he would have been calling press conferences (with the tears flowing) and threatening lawsuits......stuff would have been plastered on his social media. To my knowledge, he made one little statement proclaiming his innocence the day the charges were dropped. Just stay under the radar Juicy.

  • NaeNae2015

    You dead wrong for continuing to post that SHADY picture of "Juicy".......LMBO!!!!

    On another note, if he were innocent, he would have been calling press conferences (with the tears flowing) and threatening lawsuits, granting interviews and doing a "victory lap".....stuff would have been plastered on his social media. To my knowledge, he made one little statement proclaiming his innocence the day the charges were dropped. Just stay under the radar Juicy.

  • Vonn

    Take some pics & post them. We'd love to see them.

  • Vonn

    ?

  • Telley

    So what I don't understand is why it would be ok for the city to charge him for what they decided to do. From the beginning he has stated he did not lie and was innocent. The city of Chicago chose to put extra men and hours on this case. Then after all that they decided to not charge him due to lack of. The city should just chuck it up as a loss and focus on the missing children and women they have and all the unsolved murders they have. They are putting in too much time for this case.

  • Justice For TM

    We don’t care if he is guilty or not and the media and people like you can’t tell us how we should feel. You never see this outrage when unarmed individuals are shot and killed. Plenty of people been getting off on charges since the beginning of time but said folks in power are only upset because a biracial and openly gay man who is a celebrity got away with it. They’re more upset about this than cases where people get killed. As a black law abiding woman who I’m happy he is walking .

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania
  • Justice For TM

    I don’t recall neither one of them saying anything is his defense before. Smh Don’t just speak up when it’s not risky.

  • Justice For TM

    I don’t recall neither one of them saying anything is his defense before. Smh Don’t just speak up when it’s not risky to do so

  • Justice For TM

    I don’t recall him being “guilty” of said crimes. As the law states, he is innocent until proven and dropped charges does not equate to guilty.

  • Justice For TM

    How much did officers pay victims and their families ? Rodney king? How much did he get? No outrage from the police department and city officials but put a biracial openly gay celebrity in the hot seat where no one got hurt ( but himself) and the officials are OUTRAGED. Please. I hope he end up suing them . Gay + biracial + celebrity is causing the outrage .

  • Justice For TM

    That’s been happening since before time and the lynching days. Even today with a mountain of evidence, it’s almost impossible to get officers who killed unarmed individuals or the white privileged to be indicted

  • Justice For TM

    Charges dropped does not mandate and apology. He can go ... himself

  • Justice For TM

    He is a whole snack. Sucks that he is gay smh

  • Justice For TM

    The officers need to apologize to the unarmed individual’s families. Half of them are never indicted. This case is no different than how the masters been getting away with stuff. Gay+biracial + celebrity = “how dare he get away “ charges dropped . Y’all sure love to see our people down .

  • NewNew

    Kcool if you don't post any pictures I'm gonna be mad at you! I want proof that you're as connected as you say you are. ?

  • Justice For TM

    They complain, yet comment on every post. Just read or move on

  • Wile E. Coli

    Rodney King $3.8M. Then went on to be arrested 17 more times. He was an idiot.

    Yes. They're outraged. He let them spend a LOT of money and waste a lot of time that could be spent on real problems.

    I hope 'he' end up suing them as well. 'He' end up in jail and even more embarrassed than he is now.

    He's a fraud, a liar, a drama queen and a profound idiot.

  • Mikayla

    AzMarie’s statement makes sense. Taraji’s doesn’t. What is she talking about “the truth prevailed?” Well I guess it did, but not in the way she seems to think!

  • Mikayla

    No innocent person forfeits $10,000. Charges dropped because you’re known for doing community service in the past = a deal.

  • Mikayla

    Taraji’s the only idiot out of the two. The other person just said that she’s happy charges were dropped. She never proclaimed it means he’s not guilty, in court or period.

  • 2gr8ful

    Nothing....
    Monday Jussie
    Tuesday Jussie
    Wednesday morning break
    Wednesday afternnoon Jussie
    Thursday-Sunday Jussie

  • Mikayla

    She looked stupid in that interview with that reporter. It made me wonder where she went to law school.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Probably Chicago.

  • Mikayla

    She said that Jussie doesn’t even care about the attack anymore, because what the public has done is worse than the attack. Nobody who got a noose put on their neck says that!

  • Jethro

    Don't pay those corrupt MFs a dime!

  • Justice For TM

    Charged dropped = not charged = NOT GUILTY OF SAID CRIMES. Not prosecuted of said crimes. It doesn’t matter who, what, when, where, or why. He is innocent until proven guilty

  • Justice For TM

    He may be all of that based on your opinion, but the fact still stands that he is not guilty of said crimes. Charges dropped does not equate to guilty. It means just that. If they wanted him to be convicted they should have pursued prosecution and moved forward.

  • http://meetup-date.website/zbweuXYmnds Jennifer
  • Wile E. Coli

    Sorry. In this case we have more evidence than we need. The CPD, The Mayor, the Prosecutor. Here you are with a posting name that is the perfect example of not having enough evidence.. but hey.. you run with that. You do realize that it doesn't matter at all to anyone if I believe he is flat out guilty, right?

  • LaGrl562

    Okay I'm reading all of this support for this lying MF ...................He lied and Chicago is getting ready to get paid. He really thought this exaggerated publicity stunt was going to to work to boost your income. And i just lost all respect (what little I had for Taraji) what is she saying? You finally decide to pick a side when it seems the storm has passed? He lied got caught and is really rich so he got away with it in our eyes but Chicago got other plans for that ass........................Get'em Chi-town Ole attention seeking ass

  • Wreckognize Game

    I'm really tired of them blaming Empire's tired ratings all on Jussie. The show sucks and has been for a while. I was recording it but it took me days to want to watch it. It became a farce with Taraji putting on a monkey suit and Andre tapping ghosts.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You're right.

  • blackpressradio

    THIS IS HOW WE SHUT DOWN White Privilege and BBQ Becky. We can now use Jussie's case as PRECEDENT to start suing racists for city services used and other related things. They cut off their nose to spite their face. Black Twitter go to work!

  • Ghost

    The city didn’t drop the charges...the STATE dropped the charges! The CPD and Mayor feel disrespected...that’s why they won’t let it go....

  • EyeEmJai

    Thank you SMH. And the city has every right to recoup what they loss. Just because charges were dropped by A DIFFERENT entity doesn't mean damage wasn't done. Jussie has admitted through HIS ACTIONS of forfeiting his bail and paying the other fees he did something wrong. If I claimed to be INNOCENT AND DIDN'T LIE, then there is no way in heck I would forfeit anything or pay additional fees to the City. FOH.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    sh

  • http://meetuplove.com/msi8TQknvds Emily
  • Mikayla

    As long as you consider Zimmerman just as “not guilty,” then... Have at it.

  • SG

    Her saying that further confirms that he lied. You don’t care about it anymore??? Yeah ok.

  • Whirl

    That is NOT how our system works. That includes the counsel and the Chicago Police Department. The power to pass judgement is vested in a jury and judge only NOT the Chicago Police Department. The job of a police force is to enforce the law. THAT’S IT. The power to strike a deal is vested in the prosecuting attorney’s office only NOT this counsel. At this point bother the counsel and the Chicago Police Department should be forced to show cause on why they shouldn’t be forced to pay restitution to this man for defamation of character irrespective of whether or not he did. The funny thing is when justice or the system fails us poetic justice finds a way of taking over.

  • Whirl

    One might think that would be obvious given the years they have been front and center in the media for making headlines on their record breaking violence statistics. Now they are going above and beyond for celebrity news. It’s disappointing. And president Trump doesn’t get off easy either. He promised to do something when he ran for office. Many black women took heart in the hopes that a day would cone wherein their children didn’t have to face the unforgiving violence in Chicago. Now all we hear from president Trump on the topic is crickets. I can’t stand folks who say shat with no intention of keeping their word. Can’t trust men who can’t keep their promises.

  • Whirl

    That is not an admission of guilt

  • Whirl

    Sue Jussie sue

  • Whirl

    They are attempting to circumvent the rule of law and if this could happen to him it could happen to any of us even if one is innocent of all charges. Looks like the secret sauce is getting enough white folks riled up.

  • Whirl

    Me too and at this point his guilt or innocence matters much less to me than the atrocious behavior of the Chicago police department and politicians who Siemens to be making an attempt to circumvent the rule of law.

  • JENNYJONES1

    BUT THE STATE DECIDES WHO IS PROSECUTED NOT THE CPD OR MAYOR SO IF THEY ARE MAD & FEEL DISRESPECTED THEY SHOULD ASK THE STATE FOR THE MONEY B/C JUSSIE COULDN'T DROP CHARGES ON HIMSELF. THE CPD & THE MAYORS (FAKING) ARE PISSED AT THE WRONG PERSON B/C JUSSIE WOULD'VE BEEN A FOOL NOT TO TAKE THE DEAL, THE CHARGES BEING DROPPED AND INSTEAD GO TO TRIAL, ANYONE WOULD BE SO CPD AND THE MAYOR ARE CRAZY TO THINK ANY DIFFERENTLY PLUS THEY ARE SETTING A BAD PRECEDENCE ASKING SOMEONE TO PAY FOR $$$ SPENT ON THEIR CASE WHEN CHARGES ARE DROPPED.FOR WHATEVER REASON........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    IF YOU WERE FACING 20 YRS TO LIFE WITH A TON OF EVIDENCE AND THE HISTORY OF CONVICTIONS AND HARSH SENTENCES ON BLACK MEN YOU WOULD WEIGH YOUR OPTIONS AND SAY FVCK THAT BAIL $$$ IF IT MEANT CHARGES ARE DROPPED AND YOU COULD GET THE HELL ON........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    SO NOW ANYTIME CHARGES ARE DROPPED A PERSON(DEFENDANT) IS SUPPOSE TO PAY FOR ANY $$$ SPENT ON THEIR CASE? CHARGES DROPPED ARE CHARGES DROPPED NO MATTER THE PERSON OR THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE CASE AND THIS IS SETTING UP A BAD PRECEDENCE ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY AKA SOUR GRAPES IF THE STATE AND POLICE DEPT DON'T AGREE WHEN CHARGES ARE DROPPED; WHO SHOULD HAVE THEM DROPPED.............JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    IF THIS GOES TO COURT IT STILL WOULDN'T CHANGE THE CHARGES BEING DROPPED AGAINST HIM B/C THIS WOULD BE A CIVIL MATTER AND JUSSIE DIDN'T DROPPED THE CHARGES AGAINST HIMSELF THE STATE DID. THE CITY, CPD AND MAYOR NEED TO GO AFTER THE STATE FOR THE $$$ B/C THEY DROPPED THE CHARGES........JENNY JONES!!!

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  • Bonita

    I just learned that city police departments can't sue a civilian. That's why they're making a public demand that he pay. He doesn't have to though. What Jussie needs to worry about is the federal case that they're investigating of that letter with crushed Tylenol in it that they suspect he sent to himself. If he's found guilty of that, oh he will serve time! The USP Inspection Service is ruthless. Research their conviction rate if you don't know.

  • JNation

    Chile, your headlines be misleading. He wasn’t ordered to pay — they simply demanded or requested him to pay.

    What other ppl have their case dismissed and are expected to pay the cost of investigating? This is horrible what CPD is doing.

  • Mielle Downey

    Why would a Special Agent - one of the US's foremost experts on Child Trafficking - be called in to look at the fake hate crime on Jussie Smollett? There were no minors involved?

  • Whirl

    We have constitutional rights in this country. I don’t care if that man is guilty or innocent at the point. A badge does not inherently give one the right to tread on private citizen’s rights. That is EXACTLY why the Chicago Police Department has a federal court appointed monitor which to me isn’t much different from a defendant being ordered to wear a box. It’s like the CPD got an attitude that smells like- we don’t give two shats about this woman appointed as their court monitor. It smells like they gonna do what they want anyway out in the open in this woman’s face. Who among us is above the law? #Don’t tread on me

  • the guest

    Love Taraji. She loves black people and walks the walk. She said "I'm happy that the truth has finally been set free, because I knew it all along," Henson told USA Today. "We're all happy for him, and thank God the truth prevailed." Meaning, even if brother Jussie lied, I stand by my people. Taraji is real.

  • the guest

    Amen.

  • the guest

    Speak!

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