Kim Foxx blasts Smollett sentencing, defends office’s decision to drop charges

CHICAGO – Following an op-ed where she blasted the Jussie Smollett sentencing, Kim Foxx sat down with WGN news for an exclusive one-on-one interview.

It comes at the conclusion of the three-year saga, which ended with the former “Empire” actor being sentenced to 150 days in Cook County Jail.

Following the sentencing, Kim Foxx released an op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times blasting the decision to give Smollett jail time. In it, she claimed Black women-elected prosecutors face a “mob mentality” and defended her office’s decision to drop the original charges.

“I think Smollett paid the price for people who had a thirst for revenge,” she told Micah Materre Friday.

Back in December, Smollett was found guilty on five counts of disorderly conduct, a Class 4 felony.

“For the last three years, there’s been this deliberate attempt to upend the decision my office made and it feels unprecedented and it feels personal,” Foxx said.

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Watch the full one-on-one interview with Kim Foxx above.

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