Special prosecutor Dan Webb was appointed to investigate Foxx's abuse of power and stated in his report that "Foxx and her top assistants repeatedly made procedural and ethical" mistakes in the "case of 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett, who falsely claimed he was a victim of a hate crime". Chicago Police determined that Jussie Smollett paid two Nigerian-American acquaintances $3,500 to "assault" him in a rehearsed "attack." Subsequently Kim Foxx dropped charges against Jussie Smollett.
- "George Soros' network of woke DA's he has bankrolled in cities across the US", Jennifer Smith, Daily Mail.com, 3 December 2021
- "It’s now or never for Kim Foxx to explain herself on the Smollett case". CST Editorial Board, Chicago SunTimes, Dec 21, 2021
- Cook County DA Kim Foxx facing renewed criticism following Smollett verdict for dropping charges last year