CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has received threats after criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped, her office confirms.
Foxx "has received threats to her personal safety and security, a number of which have contained racially charged language,” a representative tells WBBM Newsradio.
The Sun-Times quotes an unnamed political consultant who says Foxx has hired round-the-clock private security.
This all follows the decision a month ago by Foxx's office to drop criminal charges against Smollett, the “Empire” co-star who allegedly staged a hate crime against himself earlier this year to draw sympathy and attention.
Smollett was charged with several counts of disorderly conduct, but Foxx said thousands of cases involving non-violent offenses have been handled through alternative dispositions.