Chicago Mayor Demands Answers Over Dropped Jussie Smollett Charges

March 28, 2019

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for answers after prosecutors suddenly dropped all hoax charges against Empire star Jussie Smollett this week. “The state’s attorney’s office is saying he’s not exonerated, he actually did commit this hoax,” Emanuel told ABC on Wednesday. “He’s saying he’s innocent and his words are true. They better get their stories straight, because this is making fools of all us.” The politician went on to say he wants to “get to the bottom” of what happened in the Smollett case and thinks the actor “abused” the city of Chicago by claiming to have been vindicated.