Charges Dropped Against Smollett
Smollett was accused of staging a phony hate crime attack to gain publicity.
Prosecutors had accused Smollett of falsely reporting that he was attacked on Jan. 29 in Chicago.
Smollett had pleaded not guilty to the charges against him in a Chicago court on March 14.
In the statement, his attorneys said Smollett was a “victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator.