“Empire” star Jussie Smollett — who had 16 felony disorderly conduct charges against him in Chicago in February that were then dropped last month — has been spotted vacationing in Hawaii.
The alleged hate-crime hoaxer — who could still face a lawsuit from the city of Chicago to recover the more than $130,000 cost of investigating his case — was photographed laughing and looking carefree at the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park in Kailua-Kona.
Smollett’s hanging out with his family and was also seen carrying a boogie board.
Chicago police sent Smollett a letter last month demanding he pay up or they’d take him to court.
The deadline has passed, but Smollett doesn’t seem too worried.
Last week, Cook County prosecutor Kim Foxx doubled down on her office’s decision to dismiss charges against Smollett.
He alleged in January that he was physically attacked by two men who yelled racist and homophobic slurs.
Chicago police said Smollett set it all up.
Foxx has said she welcomes an investigation into her decision to dismiss the charges.