And to make the resolution more confusing, both the prosecutor and the defense counsel claimed that the outcome was “just.” Yet, both the mayor and police department are crying foul, claiming that it was a “whitewash of justice.”
How can that be? Let’s not forget a grand jury charged Smollett with 16 felony counts for falsely reporting a hate crime. Smollett was then charged with a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly making up the hate crime. He claimed that he was attacked by two masked men when he was returning home from a Subway sandwich store Jan. 29 around 2 a.m. He went on to state that the perpetrators beat him, used homophobic and racial slurs and put a noose around his neck before fleeing.
But after arresting the two brothers who were initially linked to the alleged attack, the brothers each gave evidence to indicate that Smollett had paid them $3,500 to stage the attack.
So, how can the prosecutor simply drop the case against Smollett? Why is there no explanation as to what happened here? Apparently Smollett fabricated this assault. There are, as of yet, no answers as this public dispute is being swept under the rug. There is obviously more to this story … which we may never know.