Kim Foxx, the prosecutor who dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett and his alleged staged homophobic attack, has now called on a team of security to protect her amid a serious amount of death threats. “We can confirm that the state’s attorney has received threats to her personal safety and security, a number of which have contained racially charged language,” an attorney from the Cook County State read.
TMZ reports that Kim is not only afraid for her own security but also for her husband and four children. Her security team will be around the clock following closely behind each of her family member as well as her.
“For many folks, the ending (of the Smollett case), the way it went, we’ll talk about it and learn from that,” Kim told the Chicago Tribune. “I don’t think it’s unreasonable to question … if you think there’s two levels of justice.”
Kim detailed to the publicaiton how it’s been hard to explain to her children what’s the truth and what’s a lie considering her children are on social media. “They’re social-media creatures, and this thing is crazy,” she explained.
“The hardest part has been sitting with my daughters and dispelling rumors. … It’s like where’s the responsibility? So it’s been hard for them, harder for them than for me. Do not feel bad for me. I signed up for this. But we have to have a responsibility for truth, always.”