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Jussie Smollett says the $10,000 he was mandated to pay after the criminal case against him was closed should prevent the city of Chicago from seeking reimbursement for the police investigation following his claim, back in January 2019, that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack.
Attorneys for the former “Empire” actor filed a response Tuesday to Chicago’s lawsuit in federal court. They also filed a counterclaim against the city, saying Smollett was the victim of a malicious prosecution that caused humiliation and extreme distress.
The article goes on to state the following:
In January, Smollett told police he was attacked by two masked men as he was walking home from a Chicago Subway sandwich shop at approximately 2 a.m. The openly gay actor alleged that the masked men beat him, taunted him with homophobic and racial slurs and yelled, “This is MAGA country.”
After spending vast amounts of time and resources investigating the “crime,” Chicago police learned the whole thing was a hoax. Prosecutors dropped the case, but the city kept Smollett’s $10,000 bail money, and sued him in an effort to recoup the additional $130,106 they had spent on the investigation.
Jussie Smollett Sues City of Chicago for Malicious Prosecution https://t.co/lixrjah5Tj
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 20, 2019
— Philip Holloway ⚖️ (@PhilHollowayEsq) November 20, 2019
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