Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after charges against him were dropped on Tuesday in Chicago. Photo: AP

‘Is there no decency in this man’: fury and astonishment as prosecutors drop charges against US actor Jussie Smollett over ‘hate crime hoax’

  • Jussie Smollett claims vindication, but Chicago police stand by their conclusion that he faked a racist and homophobic attack against himself
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Smollett had dragged the city’s reputation ‘through the mud’
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Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after charges against him were dropped on Tuesday in Chicago. Photo: AP
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