Chicago sues Jussie Smollett over investigation costs

The civil complaint paperwork was filed Thursday with the Cook Country Circuit Court.

April 11, 2019
MARCH 14: Actor Jussie Smollett leaves Leighton Criminal Courthouse after his court appearance on March 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Smollett stands accused of arranging a homophobic, racist attack against himself in an attempt to raise his profile beca

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After Chicagoans, Mayor Emmanuel & the Chicago Police Department expressed their displeasure after charges of filing a false report against 'Empire' actor, Jussie Smollett, were dropped, some felt solice in the fact that the city intended to sue Smollett for investigation costs. 

The City of Chicago went through with that promise, filing a civil complaint with the Cook County Circuit Court.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As promised, the city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against &#39;Empire&#39; actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a hate crime and causing CPD to generate $130K in costs ... <a href="https://us99.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://t.co/1hbzGyQzSb">https://t.co/1hbzGyQzSb">https://t.co/1hbzGyQzSb</a> <a href="https://us99.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://t.co/wS0mAsVgHG">https://t.co/wS0mAsVgHG">pic.twitter.com/wS0mAsVgHG</a></p>&mdash; WBBM Newsradio (@WBBMNewsradio) <a href="https://us99.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/WBBMNewsradio/status/1116473162638688257?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/WBBMNewsradio/status/1116473162638688257?ref_src=tws...">April 11, 2019</a></blockquote>

 

The city spent $300,000 investigating an alleged homophobic & racist attack on Jussie Smollett, which CPD ultimately deemed a "hoax."

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