Jussie Smollett performed just 16 hours of community service over the course of two days at the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s human rights coalition — apparently, enough for prosecutors to drop felony charges against him.
The “Empire” actor and accused hoaxer completed the volunteer work on Saturday and Monday, the group Rainbow PUSH Coalition said.
Rainbow PUSH called Smollett “one of the most impactful community service volunteers that we have ever worked with,” CBS Chicago reported.
“When he first was reported to be in the crisis, we reached out to him like we often do. He responded, came over that time. I sought to counsel him,” Jackson told the network.
The longtime civil rights advocate added, “And hopefully this chapter is closed.”
In a separate statement, Rainbow PUSH insisted “there was no court-ordered community service here.”
“Jussie is a member of our organization. He, like many other members, has given of his time and talent and continues to do so,” the statement continued. “During this period of disruption to his life and livelihood, Jussie has spent time here helping to advance this important work.”
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SOURCE: Page Six, Lia Eustachewich