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David Axelrod Unloads on Decision to Free Jussie Smollett After ‘Insidious’ Hoax

David Axelrod, who served as senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, lamented the decision of Illinois prosecutors to drop all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, stating the ordeal shows a well-connected celebrity could fake a hate crime against oneself without facing repercussions.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: David Axelrod, Director, Institute of Politics, The University of Chicago, speaks at The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on September 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)

Jussie Smollett Back on ‘Empire’ Set After Arrest

Actor-singer Jussie Smollett on Thursday returned to the set of Empire in Chicago after turning himself into the police for filing a false report with law enforcement, according to a report. 

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FOX Studios on Jussie Smollett: ‘We Are Considering our Options’

Twentieth Century Fox Television studios issued a statement reacting to the felony charge against Empire actor Jussie Smollett in connection to staging his own hate crime, saying they are “evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.”

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