Prosecutor: Case against Smollett was weak
The prosecutor who dropped disorderly conduct charges against actor Jussie Smollett is defending the decision, saying her office was uncertain it had enough evidence to gain a conviction and wanted to focus on bigger crime in Chicago.
The prosecutor, Kim Foxx, the Cook County state’s attorney, wrote in an op-ed in The Chicago Tribune on Friday that there were “specific aspects of the evidence and testimony presented” that made securing a conviction uncertain. She did not elaborate.
Smollett, a star of the television show “Empire,” claimed he was a victim of a hate crime.