Prosecutor Who Dropped Charges Against Jussie Smollett Thinks Actor Is Guilty

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"They're not telling the truth?" Smollett said two masked men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs, poured bleach on him, beat him and tied a rope around his neck.

Police continued to interview the Osundairo brothers while they were at the hotel, the documents say.

After police turned on Smollett, prosecutors charged him with 16 felony counts.

On Tuesday all the charges against him were dropped - but the city's mayor called that move "a whitewash".

Tina Glandian told Good Morning America on Wednesday she and Smollett were "shocked" at the mayor and police's criticism.

On Tuesday, after prosecutors announced they were dropping the charges against Smollett, the attorney who was representing the Osundairo brothers told CNN, though a publicist, that the brothers had been fully prepared to testify in any criminal proceeding in the Jussie Smollett case.

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It was leaked on Wednesday to multiple news outlets after Foxx gave a series of interviews defending her conduct.

"There was no attempt, whatsoever, to influence the outcome of this case", she said. "Those little clickbait [reports] weren't enough to deter me from his immaculate track record". "He absolutely talked to them because he had just hired the one brother to train him for his upcoming music video - for training and nutrition, which the brothers have now confirmed that's actually what the check was for", she said.

The lawyer's claims do not seem to add up.

Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in and said that she was very confused at how fast everything happened, and pointed out the curious police response to the action. What possible motive did the brothers have?

The police files - some of which were redacted to remove witness names and personal information - lays out steps taken by detectives to get to the bottom of what happened the night of January 29. "Mr. Smollett being in a position of power over them - him being this celebrity person who could pull strings for them and help them in their career", Schmidt said.

Her office insists Smollett completing community service was part of the deal behind the charges being dropped but his team says it was not conditional. Yet it seems she is more focused on moving on from this hate hoax, so that it can be forgotten. But the dropped charges don't mean he's guiltless in the prosecutor's eyes. That prosecution found the cops innocent. The redacted report, released to the media under a freedom of information request, outlined the lengthy steps that had led to police charging Smollett.

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