The actor said he plans to focus on "bringing truths to the world" instead.
A Chicago judge told the actor's lawyers that he was standing by his decision to appoint a special prosecutor to reexamine the case against Smollett.
Police obtained the footage in their investigation of the "Empire" actor, who was accused of staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself.
“I’m beyond embarrassed,” the "Empire" co-creator said of the claims that Smollett staged a homophobic attack on himself to secure a pay raise.
The actor, accused of staging a homophobic attack on himself in January, won't appear on the Fox show's final season.
The "Empire" actor claims he didn't stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself. Chicago officials say otherwise.
The "Empire" actor's frequent comments about his reported hated crime "aren't the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy."
Fox said Tuesday that the studio has no plans as of now to write his "Empire" character, Jamal, into the sixth season.
"He is kind. He is compassionate. He is honest and above all he is filled with integrity," Smollett's cast members wrote in a letter to network executives.
Chief ethics officer April Perry and special prosecutor Mark Rotert are stepping down.
Kim Foxx's office, which dropped charges against the "Empire" actor last month, is waiting for Chicago's Inspector General to release a report.
The exchanges also show that State's Attorney Kim Foxx communicated with her team about the "Empire" actor even after she recused herself from his case.
City officials previously ordered the "Empire" actor to pay $130,106 for police overtime incurred during the inquiry into his claim of a hate crime.
"The Last O.G." star joked about getting a part on "Empire" and the Fox drama's unusual contract demand.
"What the hell was he thinking?" the comedian asks about the "Empire" actor.
This time his clues include teeth whitening stripes and three red-letter Ks.
The "Will & Grace" star also jabbed at Jussie Smollett while accepting his award.
A letter from Chicago's legal department to the "Empire" actor and his attorneys said police resources “could have been used for other investigations.”