Cook Co. State's Attorney Kim Foxx Defends Dropping Jussie Smollett Charges
Jussie Smollett Got the Same Deal As a Non-Celeb … Says Prosecutor Kim Foxx
2:42 PM — Foxx is on a media blitz, and she just told ABC7 in Chicago her office did NOT ask for the resolution in Smollett’s case to be made under seal. She says Smollett’s criminal record — in relation to the police report — is what should have been kept under seal. She says her office is in the process of unsealing the resolution.
Foxx also broached the subject about her recusal and added there was zero outside influence on the case. Michelle Obama‘s former chief of staff, Tina Tchen, clarified her contact with Foxx saying, “Shortly after Mr. Smollett reported he was attacked, as a family friend, I contacted [Foxx], who I also know from prior work together.”
“My sole activity was to put the chief prosecutor in the case in touch with an alleged victim’s family who had concerns about how the investigation was being characterized in public.”Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is going to bat for her office, which opted to let Jussie Smollett walk … saying the public just doesn’t understand this is how the law works.