Jussie Smollett's Attorney Addresses His Dropped Charges and Future Plans

FILE- This image provided by the Chicago Police Department and taken from surveillance video shows two people of interest in an attack on

Prosecutor Still Believes Jussie Smollett Is Guilty Despite Dropped Charges

However, there are two people who have been silent, Nigerian-American brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo who allegedly attacked Smollett.

Windy City prosecutors said Wednesday that Foxx had only "colloquially" recused herself before her office suddenly chose to drop all charges against the "Empire" actor.

Jussie's lawyer says "the case is closed" and "no public official has the right to violate" her client's rights.

Back on March 11, Schmidt appeared on Good Morning America for an awkward interview.

Smollett says he is innocent and did not stage the attack.

"They were paid for the training ... but they were also asked to do this favor for him", she said.

"The problem is that if that ever does really happen to somebody, no one's going to believe it", she said.

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If the Osundairo brothers made a decision to attack Smollett yelling, "This is MAGA country!" and using the noose, why do so if it was not coordinated with Smollett?

The actor had initially been charged because it was believed that he lied about being the victim of a hate crime on the streets of Chicago.

In addition, according to court documents, the Associate Press claims, "Chicago police provided a six-night hotel stay with separate rooms and 24-hour security".

McCauliffe said the alleged hoax cost the city of Chicago "a lot more than a $10,000 bond". But the two men were then abruptly released and not charged with a crime.

Smollett claims that on January 29, masked white attackers wearing MAGA hats had screamed, "This is MAGA country!" before seizing him, putting a noose around his neck, and pouring an unknown bleach-scented liquid on him. Smollett and his attorneys insisted he had been telling the truth from the beginning, but the police and even Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not buy it.

Foxx recused herself from Smollett's prosecution following reports that she had attempted to have the initial "hate crime" investigation transferred to the FBI, calling Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to plead with him to turn over the case. The redacted report, released to the media under a freedom of information request, outlined the lengthy steps that had led to police charging Smollett.

Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television issued the following statement after the charges against Smollett were dropped: "Jussie Smollett has always maintained his innocence and we are gratified that all charges against him have been dismissed".

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