On Tuesday, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett had multiple charges dropped by Chicago prosecutors after he was accused of staging a hate crime.
Fox News host Shep Smith said that the entire situation was “‘insanity.”
“Insanity in Chicago,” Smith said at the opening of his show. “Jussie Smollett claims he’s the victim of a hate crime, beaten, bleached, noose hung around his neck by white guys that said he’s in MAGA country. That’s his story.”
“And then police investigated. They said he’s a liar and he’s the criminal, that he staged the attack because he’s unhappy with something about his show. Then a grand jury indicts the actor and singer on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. Along the way, police are accused of leaking information, hospital workers are fired for accessing his records,” he said.
Adding, “Today Cook County prosecutors pull a stunning reversal. They drop all the charges, seal all the evidence and close all of the records. They cite his community service and saying the city keeps his $10,000 bail. Smollett claims vindication.”
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