As Twitchy told you earlier, assistant state’s attorney Joe Magats revealed that he ultimately made the decision to drop the charges against Jussie Smollett not because the evidence against Smollett wasn’t compelling, but because Smollett wasn’t “a threat to public safety” and had agreed to do community service and forfeit his bond.

So, what sort of community service did Smollett do that helped convince Magats to let him off the hook?


We’ll give you all a moment to put on your shocked faces.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Isn’t it, though?

Jussie Smollett is nothing if not a giver. He gave 16 whole hours, after all.

Good to know.


Word to the wise: If you’re gonna perpetrate a hate crime hoax, do it in Chicago.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.