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Video of Jussie Smollett With Rope Around His Neck

Celebrity News And Gossip: Chicago Police Release Video Of Jussie Smollett With Rope Around His Neck

It’s no longer news that a special prosecutor has been assigned to the case of Jussie Smollett in Chicago. That means the case is being reexamined. The Chicago Police Department has released body-cam footage from the night Smollett was allegedly attacked on the street. Officers are seen arriving at the actor’s home where he still has the rope around his neck from the incident. Smollett goes ahead to tell the police that he “just wanted you all to see it” before unwinding the rope from his neck and also tells the officers his assailants poured bleach on him. However, as investigations progressed, the actor was accused of staging his own attack and paying off two men to carry it out. After he was indicted on 16 counts for filing a false police report, the charges were eventually dropped though he had to pay a $10,000 bond.

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Meanwhile, The City of Chicago has also taken Smollett to civil court to get back the $130,000 spent on the investigation. The special prosecutor was brought on to reassess the case and determine if it was “compromised, impeded or undermined” by the actions of the State’s Attorney’s Office. The woman who holds the office, Kim Foxx, was criticized for her handling of it. Now that the case has been opened back up, it means there’s also the option to file new charges against Smollett, who was written out of the end of Empire’s fifth season.

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It’s believed Smollett will not return for the sixth and final season, either.

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