Jussie Smollett criminal case dropped

The Empire crew has reason to celebrate as their cast member Jussie Smollett’s criminal case was dropped. 

According to TMZ first Assistant to the Cook County State Attorney Joseph Magats — who replaced Kim Foxx when she recused herself — says they dropped the charges because Smollett doesn’t have a violent criminal history, and lying about the alleged attack was not a violent crime.

Magats reportedly said his office prioritizes violent crimes in Chicago, and felt this case wouldn’t be the best use of resources. For the record, he says he made this decision alone … without consultation from Foxx.