Jussie Smollett loses legal battle to get latest charges dropped

Jussie Smollett has lost his legal fight to get his latest charges dropped — while the controversial state’s attorney who first tried to end the case slammed the “bulls–t” decision to obsess over the actor’s “prank.”

Lawyers for the embattled former “Empire” star argued in an emergency petition that a judge overstepped his authority and misinterpreted the law when he ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor.

But Illinois Supreme Court on Friday refused to throw out the charges, which again accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself. The court gave no explanation for its decision.

While the actor failed to get the special prosecutor removed from the case, Chicago’s State Attorney, Kim Foxx, angrily defended her decision to initially drop charges, saying his “low-level offense” was just a “prank.”



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