Doing a Jussie? If so, just let them off, right?
CHICAGO (CBS)–In the wake of the Jussie Smollett case being dropped, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has received a number of threats described by her office as “racially-charged.”
Foxx’s office revealed the threats publicly Monday.
“We can confirm that the State’s Attorney has received threats to her personal safety and security, a number of which have contained racially charged language,” a statement from her office said.
Foxx has faced heavy criticism, both in Chicago and beyond, for her office’s decision to drop the 16 felony charges against Jussie Smollett.
Hundreds of emails and text messages that surfaced last week via a public records request show Foxx texted her staff dismissing Smollett as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” who was being charged too harshly.
Foxx, who had recused herself from the case, believed the charges against Smollett were over the top.