JUST IN: City of Chicago Sues Hate Hoaxer Jussie Smollett For Cost of Investigating Staged MAGA Attack
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.”
“On the evening of January 28, 2019, Defendant’s flight into Chicago was delayed, and he called Abel (Osundairo) telling him he needed to delay the staged attack, and Abel agreed.”
“Cell phone records indicate that at 12:49 AM, Defendant and Abel spoke by telephone. Defendant told Abel the attack should take place at 2:00 AM at agreed upon location. Minutes later, Ola ordered an Uber to pick the brothers up at their home.”
Despite all of the evidence against Jussie Smollett, he continues to maintain that he was attacked by white racist Trump supporters — one of his lawyers even floated the absurd idea that the Osundairo brothers, who are of Nigerian descent, wore “white face” when they attacked him.
Smollett still could face federal charges for the fake threatening letter he sent to the ‘Empire’ studio in Chicago.
Read the full complaint here.