Jussie Smollett’s attorney, Patricia Brown Holmes, is claiming that the disgraced actor is a victim of a “smear campaign” conducted by the Chicago Police Department.
“We are disappointed the local authorities have continued their campaign against Jussie Smollett after the charges against him have been dropped. The facts are clear. The Assistant State’s Attorney appeared in court and dismissed the charges,” Holmes wrote in a statement Wednesday to Entertainment Tonight.
On Tuesday, all 16 charges of disorderly conduct against Smollett were dropped by prosecutors. The fact that Smollett will face no punishment for allegedly orchestrating his own hate crime infuriated Chicago Police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“It is the Mayor and the Police Chief who owe Jussie — owe him an apology — for dragging an innocent man’s character...