Jussie Smollett's lawyer said Wednesday Chicago officials have continued to smear the "Empire" actor, after prosecutors dropped charges against him that alleged he lied to law enforcement about a hate crime attack.
What they're saying: “We are disappointed the local authorities have continued their campaign against Jussie Smollett," his attorney attorney Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement. "... The facts are clear. The Assistant State’s Attorney appeared in court and dismissed the charges. Mr. Smollett forfeited his bond. The case is closed. No public official has the right to violate Mr. Smollett’s due process rights."