On March 8, a Cook County Grand Jury returned a 16-count indictment against Jussie Smollett, according to court records.
Jussie Smollett was originally hit with one felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report on February 20th.
According to court records, the grand jury returned two separate sets of charges — one related to what Jussie Smollett told police officers about the fake attack, including his claims he was attacked by two white males screaming homophobic and racial slurs at him while they poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck.
There is video footage of the two Smollett acquaintances of Smollet buying the red hats and rope for the fake hate attack.
Despite the evidence the Cook County State’s Attorney dropped ALL 16 CHARGES against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday!
Smollett left the court today and LIED about Trump supporters.
Here is his statement following his court hearing today.
Via Page Six:
“I want to thank my family, my friends, the incredible people of Chicago and all over the country, in the world, who have prayed for me and supported me and who have shown me so much love,” the “Empire” actor said.
“No one will ever know how much that has meant to me and I will forever be grateful. I want you to know that not for a moment was it in vain. I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one.