Jussie Smollett Sues City Of Chicago For Malicious Prosecution

Disgraced former "Empire" star Jussie Smollett filed his countersuit on Tuesday.

Chicago, IL – Disgraced former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett has filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago, alleging that he was the victim of a malicious prosecution.

Smollett’s attorneys filed the counterclaim on Tuesday, alleging that prosecutors and police created a “hoax narrative” that resulted in him becoming the “subject of mass public ridicule,” The Hill reported.

Smollett said that he suffered financial hardship, extreme distress and humiliation as a result of the alleged malicious prosecution, according to FOX News.

Multiple Chicago police officers and Smollett’s two co-defendants were also named in the suit, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

The City of Chicago filed a lawsuit against Smollett after he failed to pay the $130,106.15 the police department spent on overtime to investigate the hoax hate crime the actor staged on himself on January 29.

Smollett told police on Jan. 29 that he had been attacked by two white supporters of President Donald Trump on his way home from a Subway restaurant.

He claimed the men called him homophobic and anti-black slurs and told him “This is MAGA country” as they beat him up and put a noose around his neck. He also said they threw a chemical on him.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson explained at a press conference the day of Smollett’s arrest that that police considered the actor a victim up until Ola and Abel Osundairo returned from Nigeria to Chicago and were taken into police custody, and then the investigation “spun in a totally different direction.”

“We gave him the benefit of the doubt up until that 47th hour. But when we discovered the actual motive, quite frankly, it pissed everybody off,” he explained.

He said the brothers told police that Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack, with another $500 after they returned from a planned trip to Nigeria.

“We have the check that he used to pay them,” Superintendent Johnson said.

“The city feels this is a reasonable and legally just amount to help offset the cost of the investigation," the city’s legal department spokesperson Bill McCaffrey said at the time, according to WMAQ. “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.”

Smollett was initially charged with 16 felonies in connection with his bogus claims of being attacked, but the charges were later dropped by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

In his countersuit, Smollett claimed that Chicago police “disseminated false and misleading information about the investigation and the evidence to the media, painting a false picture of the incident” that resulted in the public no longer believing him, The Hill reported.

Smollett also argued that he should not have to reimburse the city for the extensive investigation into his claims, because he was already mandated to forfeit his $10,000 bail after the criminal case against him was closed, according to FOX News.

The disgraced actor said that the prosecution harmed him “personally,” and he has asked the court to award him punitive and compensatory damages, The Hill reported.

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Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Anything to claim victim status.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Without a job he needs to make some money because he's dishonorable and no one wants to touch him....much like the NFL with some of their players.

JBoH
JBoH

“This is MAGA country...”

That was the first clue that the whole story was made up. You can describe Chicago with many words but "MAGA Country", conservative, republican and anti-black aren't any of them.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

I am surprised the FBI never charged him for sending the fake letter to himself a week before the Chicago hate crime hoax attack.

Tm909098
Tm909098

This guy needs to stop acting like such a fag! If he would just get AIDs and die already!

007karley
007karley

l just want to smack the shit out of his mug. He clearly doesn't know how stupid he is.

alicefae
alicefae

This guy is like Hillary Clinton, he just refuses to go away.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Puked up feces bag needs an invitation to a " neck tie" party. He is a GUTLESS SICK PUKE and a Disgrace to every African American past , present , and future.

Raymelson
Raymelson

So let me get this straight I can move to Chicago comment a crime an sue the law for arresting so what happened to justice

Raymelson
Raymelson

Tell me again about white privilege

RPG156
RPG156

Just let it go, Elsa....

portManaT13
portManaT13

He just opened up a YUGE can of worms and poured it all over himself. This is only going to get worse for him from here on out. The lawyers will make out (don't they always?!?!?! 😡🤬) and he is going to be bait for the 'gators 'n' 'skeeters.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What a sorry piece of shit human being!! Must be related to Maxine Waters.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Jussie Smolett? ...never heard of her!☹👎

jarhead24
jarhead24

A helmet washer who was extended special treatment by a corrupt D.A. in a liberal crime infested city. Another day in the WOKE culture.