|Kim Foxx and Jussie Smollet
After weeks of confusion surrounding “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s claim that he was attacked by two men in Chicago, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office confirmed to Fox News that it would not be prosecuting the star. Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts in connection to
his Chicago attack allegations in early March. He pleaded not guilty.
Now, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has been subpoenaed to appear in court as a lawyer seeks the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Retired appellate judge Sheila O’Brien, who filed the petition for a special prosecutor, also filed a subpoena for Foxx’s top deputy, Joseph Magats, and another document requesting Jussie Smollett appear at the hearing – CHICAGO SUNTIME.
Smollett’s attorneys have objected to the petition, saying in a filing last week that special prosecutors may be appointed only if cases are still pending. In addition, they noted that a special prosecutor would duplicate the efforts of the county inspector general’s office, which already is conducting a review of the prosecution.