Kim Foxx has received “racially charged” death threats since dropping charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in connection with a staged a hate attack, her office said on Monday.
The Cook County State Attorney’s office said that Foxx has gotten the threats after the office decided to drop the charges on March 26 — nearly two months after Smollett falsely told police he was attacked by two men shouting anti-gay slurs, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“We can confirm that the State’s Attorney has received threats to her personal safety and security, a number of which have contained racially charged language,” the statement read.
Smollett, who is black and gay, claimed a pair of hate-spewing attackers doused him with bleach and placed a noose around his neck in Chicago on Jan. 29. But cops determined he paid two Nigerian brothers to stage the attack in order to drum up sympathy and a fatter paycheck for himself.
The actor was hit with felony disorderly conduct charges before prosecutors abruptly dropped the charges.
The city of Chicago has filed a civil complaint against Smollett for his refusal to reimburse $130,000 in overtime payments to police officers who investigated his bogus case.
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