In what may be the final shocking twist of the Jussie Smollett hate crime scandal, it's now been reported that the former Empire star won't face any jail time after all, since now all charges against the actor have been dropped altogether.
TMZ has reported that Smollett and his lawyers were in court earlier this morning, where it was revealed that Smollett will not be prosecuted for allegedly staging a racial attack. Smollett was previously facing 16 felony counts of lying to police over the incident, yet a source close to the actor says the prosecution's case had "disintegrated."
More specifically, it's assumed that the $3,500 check was a pivotal reason behind the charges being dismissed, as despite the Police Superintendent's claim that the money was paid to the two Nigerian brothers for the staged attack, it's since been confirmed that it was instead for their fitness training as previously suggested.
With that said, however, Smollett will surrender his $10,000 bond and has agreed to perform community service, thus adding another layer of mystery pertaining to what actually happened during that Chicago morning in question.