*Most folks would agree that something just ain’t right in the Jussie Smollett case. The general consensus is that he lied about being attacked by MAGA supporters, however, he wants the city of Chicago’s lawsuit dropped.
Smollett says Chicago’s legal action against him is unfair because his criminal case was dismissed. He says what the city is doing is unprecedented and unfair … even if he did lie about being attacked.
Here’s more via TMZ:
Jussie filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit Chi-Town filed against him to recoup the cost of the investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack. In the docs, Jussie says the City has no business suing him because even IF you assume he did lie about the attack — although he’s not admitting that — there’s no way he could have foreseen the enormous amount of money Chicago PD spent on the case.
Jussie also says the city’s argument that he’s responsible for the investigation costs falls flat because Chicago hasn’t shown “a direct link between [Jussie’s] statements and the costs the City incurred.”
Chicago claims the investigation cost Chicago PD at least $130,000 just in overtime. As we reported, the City also wants Jussie to cover its attorneys’ fees, and wants punitive damages. In all, it’s seeking nearly half a million bucks from Jussie.
The “Empire” star wants the whole suit tossed with prejudice … meaning it can’t be refiled