Jussie Smollett: Donald Trump says case is ’embarrassment’



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Donald Trump has referred to as the Jussie Smollett case “outrageous” and an “embarrassment to the nation”.

All expenses in opposition to the Empire star had been dropped on Tuesday – he had been accused of arranging a pretend racist and homophobic assault on himself.

The US president says the FBI and the Division of Justice (DOJ) will now be investigating the case.

Individually, Jussie’s lawyer has accused authorities of “persevering with their marketing campaign” in opposition to the actor.

The mayor of Chicago – town the place the alleged assault occurred – mentioned dropping the fees was “a whitewash of justice”.

Jussie’s lawyer says “the case is closed” and “no public official has the precise to violate” her consumer’s rights.

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Patricia Brown Holmes says the 36-year-old star “is harmless till confirmed responsible within the court docket of legislation”.

She mentioned: “We respectfully request all authorities companies concerned stay as much as the moral tenants of their workplace.

“The case was dismissed. We should always all enable Mr Smollett to maneuver on together with his life as a free citizen.”

Jussie Smollett claims two males beat him up and put a noose round his neck on 29 January.

In February he was charged with submitting a false police report.

In one more twist to the case, all the fees in opposition to him had been dropped on 26 March.

However since then Chicago police and town’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, have been publicly very important of the actor.

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Media captionChicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson: “Smollett dragged metropolis’s status by mud”

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson mentioned Jussie had dragged Chicago’s status “by the mud”.

Whereas Rahm Emanuel maintains that Jussie has lied in regards to the alleged assault for “self promotion”.

Illinois prosecutor Joe Magats mentioned the fees had been dropped as a result of Jussie forfeited a $10,000 (£7,600) bond cost and carried out group service.

Mr Magats mentioned Jussie “isn’t a sufferer of a hate crime”.

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