Jussie Smollett's Petition to Have New Charges Dropped Is Denied

March 9, 2020

On Friday, the Illinois Supreme Court refused Jussie Smollett's petition to drop the new charges filed against him last month, according to Page Six. “This issue with Smollett … excuse my language, it’s bulls**t,” said Chicago State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who initially dropped the charges against the actor. “We have an abysmal homicide clearance rate; we have horrible violence; and [the attention is on> this case about a low-level offense with an actor who pulled a prank,” she said in an interview. Smollett was indicted last month by a grand jury for staging a hate crime against himself, encouraged by special prosecutor who is charging him with felony charges similar to those he faced one year ago.