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Text messages show Cook County, Illinois, State's Attorney Kim Foxx suggested the case against 'washed-up celeb' Jussie Smollett was overcharged

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Charlie De Mar, a reporter at CBS Chicago , began tweeting a series of text messages , reportedly related to the Jussie Smollett case on Tuesday evening.
The snapshots of texts, also seen by the Chicago Tribune , were reportedly from Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and Assistant State's Attorney Risa Lanier. De Mar said he received them through a Freedom of Information Act request.
In one of the text messages, Foxx calls Smollett, a musician and actor on the 20th Century Fox drama series "Empire," a "washed up celeb who lied to cops."
Foxx appeared to take issue with the way the...
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Prosecutors' texts show Foxx involved in Smollett case after recusal

Prosecutors' texts show Foxx involved in Smollett case after recusal

4 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

CHICAGO - The Cook County State's Attorney office released documents Tuesday related to the office's handling of the Jussie Smollett case.
Kim Foxx's office dropped all charges against the actor in March who was accused of lying about being the victim of a hate crime.
The nearly 4,000 page document was in response to the media's Freedom of Information Act requests.
There was no smoking gun but the documents showed Foxx was kept in the loop on - and commented to her staff about - a case in which she publicly claimed to have recused herself.
Foxx has been on the ropes since her office...
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Hundreds of texts, emails about Jussie Smollett probe made public by State's Attorney Kim Foxx's office

4 monthes ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

Just after news broke that Jussie Smollett had been indicted on 16 felony counts, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx told her top deputy that Smollett was a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” and the number of felony counts he faced was excessive, communications obtained by the Tribune show. ...
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