Chicago Prepares To Sue Jussie Smollett After He Refuses To Reimburse City

The metropolis of Chicago goes after Jussie Smollett, has discovered, after the Empire star refused to pay again greater than $130,000 to cowl the prices of investigating what authorities say was a staged assault. “Mr. Smollett has refused to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on January 29, 2019,” the town’s legislation division stated in an announcement. “The Law Department is now drafting a civil complaint that will be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook Country. Once it is filed, the Law Department will send a courtesy copy of the complaint to Mr. Smollett’s Los Angeles-based legal team.” City and police officers stand by their claims that the assault on the homosexual black actor was orchestrated, even in any case 16 felony counts claiming Smollett, 36, staged the hate assault had been dropped. As Radar readers know, Smollett was hospitalized on January 29 after claiming he was attacked in a Chicago alley at 2 a.m. by two males. The actor claimed the assault was of racist and homophobic nature. The two attackers had been later recognized as brothers Olabinjo “Ola” and Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo. One of the brothers reportedly labored on the set of Empire as an additional. The Law Department introduced they’ll file the swimsuit “in the near future” and can pursue “the full measure of damages allowed under the ordinance.” But Smollett’s authorized workforce launched in an announcement saying it’s Jussie who’s owed an apology for “dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud.” “Jussie has paid enough,” the assertion reads. For his half, Smollett maintains his innocence. “I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I’ve been accused of,” he stated after the costs had been dropped. “This has been an incredibly difficult time, honestly one of the worst of my entire life, but I am a man of faith and I’m a man that has knowledge of my history, and I would not bring my family, our lives or the movement through a fire like this.” … Read extra at