Today's Evil Beet Gossip

FBI probing why Jussie charges were dropped

The world is talking about Jussie, just as he reportedly hoped.  So how did he get out of that seemingly done deal?? How was he freed after making a mockery of so many people?  No one knows. And many thought no one was going to look into it.   (Well, I sort of hope New York Times has a scrappy journalist up to the task)

So it turns out you can currently hang your investigative hat on the FBI!

The FBI launched a probe Wednesday to get to the bottom of Chicago prosecutors’ secret deal to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett even though they insisted they had the evidence for a conviction.

The federal investigation kicked off one day after the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office abandoned its 16-count felony indictment against the “Empire” star with no warning and little explanation, reported Chicago ABC affiliate WLS-TV, citing law-enforcement sources.

The report came as State’s Attorney Kim Foxx defended the bombshell decision to walk away from the prosecution — even as she maintained her office had an airtight case.

“Based on the facts and the evidence .?.?. this office believes that they could prove him guilty,” Foxx told WLS. But she added of prosecutors’ decision to let Smollett walk free with no more than the forfeiture of his $10,000 bail and 16 hours of community service, “I believe this is a just outcome based on the circumstances.”