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A stunning reversal by prosecutors in Chicago.

The Cook County State’s Attorney Office is dropping all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

He was charged with disorderly conduct, accused of staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.

Smollett was in court for an emergency hearing on Tuesday. It’s unclear why the charges were dropped.

After the hearing, Smollett read a prepared statement saying he was “truthful and consistent on every single level since day one.”

Cook County State’s Attorney also released a statement saying they believe the outcome was the “approprirate resolution”.

Also stating they reviewed all the facts of the case, including Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and the agreement to forfeit his bond to the city of Chicago.

Smollett’s spokesperson said his record would be “fully expunged”.

The mayor of Chicago and Police aren’t happy with the decision.

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