Sunday, September 19, 2021

Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett + Soulja Boy Jailed for Probation Violation

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*The city of Chicago is suing Jussie Smollett after he failed to reimburse the city over $130,000 for overtime payments to officers who investigated his report of a hate crime attack in late January.

The complaint was filed Thursday in the Cook County Circuit Court and comes after the city gave Smollett a week to pay up, Page Six reports. He missed the deadline and has refused to pay, Chicago’s City Law Department said.

“The City incurred significant costs in order to provide services reasonably related to Defendant’s conduct,” they wrote in the complaint Thursday.

During their investigation, Chicago police determined Smollett orchestrated the attack on himself by hiring two brothers to beat him up. The “Empire” star said his assailants yelled racist and homophobic slurs, as well as “This is MAGA country!”  during the attack. He also claimed they doused him with bleach and out a noose around his neck.

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Soulja Boy was hauled off back to the slammer on Thursday after a judge ruled that he violated his probation when police found ammunition at the rapper’s home while executing a search warrant related to a woman’s claim he kidnapped a woman, The Blast reports.

Soulja was immediately remanded into custody and will be held without bail until a April 30 hearing.

The “Crank That” rapper was arrested back in 2014 for carrying a loaded firearm in public. He violated parole two years later for possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to five years probation in 2017.

He was taken into custody last month on gun/ammo related violations but released a short time later on his own recognizance.

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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