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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Kim Foxx Called Jussie Smollett ‘Washed Up Celeb Who Lied to Cops’

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx referred to actor Jussie Smollett as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” in texts messages to members of her staff sent roughly two weeks prior to her office dropping all charges against the Empire star.

“Sooo……I’m recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases …16 counts on a class 4 (felony) becomes exhibit A,” Foxx wrote a staffer on March 8th, the same day Jussie Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts by a Cook County grand jury for filing a false police report on January 29th. The Chicago Police Department charge that Smollett staged a hate crime against himself in downtown Chicago in an attempt to boost his career.

Texts show Foxx referenced another case in what appears to have been as an effort to compare Smollett’s situation to another case involving a child molester.

“Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16. On a case eligible for deferred prosecution I think it’s indicative of something we should be looking at generally. Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”



Anonymous said...

This foolishness in Chicago deserves full investigation. Foxx's statement regarding the number of counts made against Smollett is without merit, as all cases stand on their own. It would have been much more palatable for Foxx to have kept her nose completely out of the picture after her "recusal", and for her next in command to have sifted through the charges and filtered out the least of them for non-prosecution, rather than dropping all charges.

Anonymous said...

This all stinks of racism and privilege. Somebody investigate!

Anonymous said...

In other words, the Grand Jury doesn't mean a thing to her.

Anonymous said...

Police don't matter, either.