The city of Chicago filed a lawsuit against hate hoaxer Jussie Smollett in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday after he refused to pay $130,000 reimbursement for the investigative costs into his fake MAGA attack.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx stunned the country when her office decided to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett after a grand jury returned a 16-count indictment against the ‘Empire’ actor — Foxx’s office didn’t even consult with the Chicago Police Department.
On March 28th, the Chicago Police sent Jussie Smollett a bill for $130,000 on demanding payment for his false statements — and Smollett refused to pay up.
A statement from the city read (via WGN Chicago):
The Law Department has filed a civil complaint against Mr. Smollett in the Circuit Court of Cook County that pursues the full measure of damages allowed under the false statements ordinance. This follows his refusal to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on January 29, 2019.
A lawyer for the city of Chicago wrote in the complaint, “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.”