/Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Actor Jussie Smollett

Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Actor Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO—Prosecutors dropped all 16 charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a hate crime against himself. In exchange, Mr. Smollett agreed to surrender the bond he had paid.

“After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” the Cook County state’s attorney said in a statement.