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Actor Jussie Smollett did 18 hours of community service with Jesse Jackson Sr.'s nonprofit group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Just days later, all charges against him for staging a fake hate-crime were dropped.
“The charges were dropped in return for Mr. Smollett’s agreement to do community service and forfeit his $10,000 bond to the City of Chicago. Without the completion of these terms, the charges would not have been dropped,” the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
According to the attorney's office, a letter was sent from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition that said Smollett spent "several hours volunteering", and that he "met with staff and gave his suggestions" on how to better market to a younger demographic.
Oh, and don't forget that he also spent time "encouraging" the group's production crew...
“The final areas of service were meetings with our membership staff and our social media director,” the letter stated. “His suggestions and assistance in responding to some of our concerns were quite helpful.”
The letter was signed by Jesse Jackson Sr., the founder and president of the nonprofit.
The "Empire" music director also wrote a letter in support of Smollett:
“The reaction Jussie received was nothing short of inspiring as the children squealed with joy when he surprised them in their classrooms and the faculty and staff were no different,” “Empire” music director Rich Daniels also wrote. “It was both a memorable afternoon and the beginning of what will hopefully be a significant relationship with Jussie and this program.”
The attorney's office did mention that even though all charges were dropped, it does not exonerate him.
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