Kim Foxx is getting blasted online for her obvious double standard in how she handled celebrity hoaxer Jussie Smollett.
Cook Co. Judge Marc Martin ripped Kim Foxxâ€™s office for its handling of false police report case involving suburban woman.
He wonders why theyâ€™re not giving her same consideration they gave â�¦Jussie Smollett.
â€œWell, Ms. Clark is not a movie star, she doesnâ€™t have a high-price lawyer, although, her lawyerâ€™s very good. And this smells, big time. I didnâ€™t create this mess, your office created this mess. And your explanation is unsatisfactory to this court. Sheâ€™s being treated differently,â€� Martin said to Foxx during a recent court proceeding, according to a transcript obtained by a local Fox affiliate.
â€œThereâ€™s no publicity on this case. She doesnâ€™t have Mark Geragos as her lawyer or Ron Safer or Judge Brown,â€� Martin continued. â€œItâ€™s not right. And [if] I proceed in this matter, youâ€™re just digging yourselves further in a hole. [If the] press gets a hold of this, itâ€™ll be in a newspaper. Why is Ms. Clark being treated differently than Mr. Smollett?â€�
Smollett double standard? Cook Co. Judge Marc Martin rips Kim Foxxâ€™s office for its handling of false police report case involving suburban woman. Wonders why theyâ€™re not giving her same consideration they gave â�¦@JussieSmollettâ�©. Exclusive story tonight â�¦@fox32newsâ�© pic.twitter.com/e75GipLRo5
â€” Dane Placko FOX 32 (@dsplacko) April 24, 2019
Many responded online to the double standard with disgust.
MsZuccarello wrote â€œThis judge is my hero. Smollett should be in jail alongside Kim The Fixx Foxx.â€�
Ugogodent wrote â€œShe doesnâ€™t have the contact of Michelle Obamaâ€� a snide reference to Smollettâ€™s well documented relationship with Michelle Obama.
This judge is my hero. Smollett should be in jail alongside Kim The Fixx Foxx.
â€” MsZuccarello (@CarmiOnTheVerge) April 25, 2019
She doesn’t have the contact of Michelle Obama
â€” Ugogodent (@Ugogodents) April 25, 2019
A Cook County judge recently castigated Stateâ€™s Attorney Kim Foxx for upholding a double standard by prosecuting an anonymous woman for filing a false police report after dropping all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who was indicted for the same offense.
Smollett was indicted by a grand jury on sixteen charges earlier this year following an extensive investigation that yielded substantial evidence that he paid two associates to attack him in the middle of the night in order to elevate his public profile.
Foxxâ€™s office then dropped all charges without requiring that Smollett admit guilt, despite the strenuous objections of the Chicago Police Department and the mayorâ€™s office. Foxxâ€™s office, in explaining the decision, cited Smollettâ€™s record of community service and the fact that no one was physically harmed in the commission of his alleged crime.
Cook County judge Marc Martin, while presiding over an unrelated case, chastised Foxx and her office for creating an untenable situation in which anyone charged with filing a false police report should expect to be granted the leniency afforded to Smollett.
Foxx recused herself from the Smollett case in February but continued to oversee the investigation through her correspondence with her assistant, Joseph Magats. In a series of text messages sent in early March and obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Foxx cautions Magats against appearing overzealous in their prosecution of Smollett.
â€œSoooâ€¦â€¦Iâ€™m recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging casesâ€¦16 counts on a class 4 becomes exhibit A,â€� Foxx wrote to Magats on March 8.
â€œPedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16. On a case eligible for deferred prosecution I think itâ€™s indicative of something we should be looking at generally. Just because we can charge something doesnâ€™t mean we should,â€� she added, referring to the case of disgraced pop singer R. Kelly.