Jussie Smollett has been sued by the City of Chicago after they threatened to file a lawsuit against him.
In an effort to recover the costs of the investigation into his alleged attack, the City of Chicago has sued the actor.
In legal documentation, seen by unCrazed, the city has made it clear, they want their money back after he “orchestrated” the attack.
The document reads, “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 … 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 city states they “incurred significant costs in order to provide services reasonably related to Defendant’s conduct.” — continuing to reaffirm their belief that Jussie “orchestrated” the attack with the Osundario brothers because “he was unhappy with the way his employers handled a racist and homophobic letter he had allegedly received three days earlier, and, as a result, he wanted to stage an attack where Abel would appear to batter him.”
Damages are being sought, $1,000 “for each false statement he made”, plus $130,106.15 for the overall investigation. Apparently, the city believes they are entitled to three times the damages; meaning Jussie could be forced to pay almost half a million dollars.