Jussie Smollett is not yet unscathed.
A judge has appointed a former US attorney special prosecutor who will reexamine the case of Jussie Smollett and determine why the charges against him were abruptly dropped.
Page 6 reports that Dan Webb was selected by Michael Toomin, a judge in Cook County, during a hearing on Friday (August 23) to direct the second investigation in the case against him rich Actor.
"I plan to accelerate everything, but the facts will get me to where they lead me," Webb said. "I will start anew and see where it goes."
Toomin ruled in June that the case had "unprecedented irregularities" and needed a special prosecutor "to rebuild public trust in the integrity of our criminal justice system".
"If there are reasonable grounds for further prosecution of Smollett, the Special Prosecutor, in the interests of justice, can take the necessary steps to achieve that result," Toomin said at the time.
Smollett, an openly gay African American, claimed earlier this year that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime in Chicago.
The Cook County Procuratorate charged Smollett with disorderly behavior in February for allegedly orchestrating the attack and lied to the investigators. Prosecutor Kim Foxx dropped the charges a month later without giving a reason.
Foxx announced at the beginning of the investigation that she was accusing herself of exchanging text messages with a member of Smollett's family and promising that she would help them.
According to page 6, Webb was instructed by Toomin to investigate Foxx's decision and Smollett's alleged crimes. If the Webb determines that Smollett's charges should not have been filed, he may suggest re-raising the charges or bringing new charges against the actor and all others involved.
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