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The case is the latest legal setback for the embattled singer.
Judge Michael Toomin slammed prosecutors, saying the case “lost its bearings.”
Actor is scheduled to make a court appearance next month.
“Empire” co-creator says he regrets rushing to judgment.
The “Empire” star has refused to reimburse the city $130,000.
The city is demanding Smollett cover the costs for investigating his alleged attack.
Embattled singer made a court appearance Friday in Chicago.
“The show was made to bring America together,” series co-creator says.
The “Empire” actor was arraigned Thursday in Chicago.
Indictment claims the actor lied to Chicago police about being victim of phony attack.
Ola and Abel Osundairo were paid to stage the attack, according to Chicago police.