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Maxine Waters: ‘Correct Thing’ Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Saturday that it was the “correct thing” for Chicago prosecutors to drop all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, arguing that all the facts surrounding the alleged hate hoax will likely never come to light. 


Jesse Jackson: Outrage over Jussie Smollett ‘Is Fake News’

Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday released a statement branding the “outrage” surrounding Jussie Smollett as “fake news” and called on people still angered by allegations that the Empire actor staged a hate crime against himself to move on from the scandal.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Reverend Jesse Jackson speaks onstage during The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit - Day 1 at The Roosevelt Hotel on January 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)