Jussie Smollett is back and the City of Chicago wants the “Empire” actor to pay $130,000 for wasted city resources due to the fake hate crime he did earlier this year.
Earlier in January, Smollett had told Chicago police that he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack. But in reality, the actor allegedly hired two brothers to pretend to attack him. The reason was so weird that he was unhappy with his payment for appearing in “Empire.”
“On January 29, 2019, Defendant submitted a false police report claiming that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic beating by unknown attackers,” the lawsuit states. “In reality, Defendant knew his attackers and orchestrated the purported attack himself. Later, when police confronted him with evidence about his attackers, he still refused to disclose his involvement in planning the attack.”
The interesting thing is not only is the City of Chicago suing but the actor Smollett is also considering a lawsuit as well. However, Smollett’s attorneys wrote, “Defendant contemplates filing an action against the City of Chicago and/or its agents for their conduct underlying the arrest and their conduct thereafter including constitutional claims and state law claims. Defendant reserves the right to bring such claims at the appropriate time provided by law.”
However, according to Yahoo! News, the revelation came about through a status report given to the court by both the actor Smollett’s team and the City of Chicago. Meanwhile, neither side is ready for the trial with both saying they need time to prepare until next June. Although it will take some time for both sides to get their case prepared.