Texts from Kim Foxx, who recused herself, call Jussie Smollett 'washed up celeb who lied to cops'
Released text messages by Kim Foxx show that she recused herself and compared Jussie Smollett's charges to R. Kelly, which shows why some of Smollett's charges were dropped. Of course, it doesn't explain why all the charges were dropped, even though the entire planet knows it was a hoax.
The text messages also show that Foxx made the point that Smollett, a washed up celebrity who lied to police, shouldn't have more charges than a pedophile. That part is true, she makes a good point with that. However, it doesn't explain why all of Smollett's charges were dropped - which is the part that has so many people disgruntled with how Smollett's case was handled.
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The Chicago Tribune stated in an article:
Just after news broke that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett had been indicted on 16 felony counts, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told her top deputy that Smollett was a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” and the number of felony counts he faced was excessive, communications obtained by the Chicago Tribune show.
Foxx went on in those texts to Magats to compare Smollett’s case to the office’s pending indictment of R&B singer R. Kelly on 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Here is what the text messages looked like, as provided by the Chicago Tribune.
Here is some information showing that some of the top-level prosecutors and communications office were scrambling around trying to coordinate their messages and tame the controversy that heated up so high
“Just wish I could have anticipated the magnitude of this response and planned a bit better!” Assistant State’s Attorney Risa Lanier, the lead prosecutor on the high-profile case, texted Magats hours after the charges were dropped.
“There’s really no planning for this,” Magats responded. “It’s the right decision.” “I agree and absolutely stand by the decision made,” Lanier replied.
How can you agree to have all charges dropped?
Jussie Smollett faked a hate crime and everyone knows it, but no one in charge wants to hold him accountable.