State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Subpoenaed Over Jussie Smollett Case
New reports indicate that the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s controversy was conducted by the Cook County State Attorney, Kim Foxx, together with deputy Joseph Magats. The Judge of the retired appellant Sheila O’Brien has requested that Foxx and Magats appear before the court for the purpose of handing over original documents to the general public in a criminal case brought up against Smollet, to ensure that “they are not modified or destroyed and that the whole case will not be destroyed.”
At the end of January, Smollet alleged that two white men shouted at him racist and homophobic slurs, banded his neck with a noose, and dressed him in bleach. As the investigation began, after his assailant turned out to be two black men–brothers who claim Smollet hired them for the attack, Smollett was finally indicted with 16 counts for disordered behaviour. In March Smollett was declared free of all charges.
O’Brien writes in her petition that “Foxx’s conflict in this matter is beyond dispute. “Instead, Foxx mislead the public to believe that the case of Smollett has been handled without influence as any other prosecution.”