The Jussie Smollett case just refuses to die with news that the Chicago prosecutor who handled the case, Kim Foxx, has been ordered to appear in court.
The Empire star was accused of masterminding an attack against himself in January also getting the help of two Nigerian brothers– both of whom have sued— to perpetrate the attack.
Some time in March, in a move that shocked every one, Smollett had all the charges brought up against him, dropped. This did not sit right with accusations flying around, including from the Police Superintendent for Chicago who said: ”At the end of the day, it is Mr Smollett who committed this hoax, period.
“If he wanted to clear his name, the way to do that is in a court of law so that everyone can see the evidence… I stand by the facts of what we produced.”
Retired appellate judge Sheila O’Brien was the one that set things rolling when she subpoenaed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx along with her top deputy Joseph Magats over how Foxx handled the Jussie Smollett case.
O’Brien claims that Foxx’s handling of the case was ‘plagued with irregularity’.
She also claimed that ‘Foxx’s conflict in this matter is beyond dispute,’
The former appellate judge is hoping that a special prosecutor will be appointed to look into the way the case was carried out and she has also requested that the primary parties to the case– Foxx, Magats and Smollett– produce the original documents used in the case.
“Foxx misled the public into believing that Smollett’s case was handled like any other prosecution and without influence,” O’Brien added.
Since the conclusion of the case, Foxx has lost three members of her team, who walked off following the case.
Kim Foxx maintains her innocence as does Jussie Smollett who also has the backing of his colleagues on Empire.