The twists within the Smollett saga are legendary. After claiming he ventured forth on a freezing chilly evening at 2 AM to get a sandwich, Smollett mentioned he was attacked by two males carrying “MAGA” gear. After a wrestle, they left him battered and with a noose round his neck.
Subsequent investigations purportedly confirmed Smollett staged the assault with the assistance of two brothers he met at an area health club. He was severed from his Empire position and has since occupied himself with producing and directing an unbiased movie, B-Boy Blues, which opened final week.
Smollett was ultimately indicted on 16 counts of offering false data, however had all of them dismissed by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, with a $10,000 bail forfeited as the one actual penalty. After heavy criticism of Foxx’s motion, a particular prosecutor introduced new disorderly conduct fees in opposition to Smollett.
New prosecutor Dan Webb and his crew introduced the brand new indictment in opposition to Smollett in February 2020, however the trial has been delayed by the pandemic.