Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Slams Jussie Smollett Selection, It is “A Whitewash Of Justice” [VIDEO]

As the final chapter in the Jussie Smollett saga has lastly come to a close, fans of the preferred Empire star are elated that all 16 felony counts against him have been dropped and that his record has been wiped clean of any criminal activity. Nevertheless, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is apparently not one particular of these people—and he’s coming out slamming the outcome in the Smollett case.

Two months because the initial incident occurred (and a host of twists and turns in involving) Jussie Smollett has officially been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing with regards to becoming physically attacked as the victim of an alleged hate crime. When lots of have been particular of Smollett’s innocence and vindication from the start out, there are these who are not pleased with the outcome—including present Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Shortly soon after the announcement that all charges against Smollett had been dropped, followed by Smollett and his lawyer briefly addressing the media in a press conference, Emanuel spoke out publicly condemning the choice. He named it “a whitewash of justice” and that is just a modest quantity of his opinion.

Emanuel continued, stating:

“Where is the accountability of the program? You can not have, mainly because of a person’s position, one particular set of guidelines apply to them and one more set of guidelines apply to everyone else.”

For the duration of his press conference, Smollett thanked his household, close friends and supporters, though speaking briefly about his character becoming questioned all through the whole ordeal:

 “First of all I want to thank my household, my close friends, the amazing folks of Chicago and all more than the nation and the globe who have prayed for me , who have supported me and who have showed me so a great deal like. No one particular will ever know how a great deal that has meant to me and I will be forever grateful. I want you to know that not for a moment was it in vain. I have been truthful and constant on every single level because day one particular. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one particular drop of what I’ve been accused of.”

Smollett continued, adding how challenging factors have been and his need to return to operate:

“This has been an extremely challenging time. Honestly one particular of the worst of my whole life. But I am a man of faith and I am a man that has know-how of my history and I would not bring my household, our lives or the movement by means of a fire like this. I just wouldn’t.” Now I’d like absolutely nothing extra than to get back to operate and move on with my life. But make no errors, I will often continue to fight for the justice, equality and betterment of marginalized folks everywhere. So once again thank you for all the help. Thank you for faith and thank you to God. Bless you. Thank you pretty a great deal.”

Following his press conference, the Smollett household released an official statement about the favorable choice in the case.

One particular certain passage summed up their feelings completely:

“He was the victim of an assault and then falsely blamed for his personal attack. This morning truth has prevailed and he has been vindicated. All charges have been dismissed and his record expunged (cleared.)”

Meanwhile, Smollett’s series Empire airs its third episode of the second half of season 5 on March 27th at 8PM on FOX.


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