Cook County Procuratorate published on Friday 2000 pages of documents about Jussie Smollett's fake hate crime. The move took place shortly after the documents were released by the Chicago police and counterpointed allegations that the prosecutor's office seemed to favor Smollett.
Cook County Prosecutor Kim Foxx had an interesting point in the documents. She claimed that she had withdrawn from the investigation after false rumors surfaced that she was related to Smollett.
Foxx claimed in the file library that she had withdrawn to avoid "even the perception of a conflict".
But the new records show that Foxx was involved in the case, although she publicly promised to stay away from him.
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The new documents show that Foxx wrote a text message to a deputy after allegedly accusing the office of overburdening the actor. Foxx wrote, "Sooo … I'm rediscovered, but when people accuse us of overloading cases … 16 points in a Class 4 become Exhibit A."
Her colleague replied and said: I can see where this can be considered exaggerated. "