Following Jussie Smollett’s refusal to reimburse the city for investigative costs into what authorities said was a staged racist, anti-gay attack, the City of Chicago has officially filed suit to recoup the costs.
A statement released Thursday from the city said:
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.
The litigtion comes just a few days after Smollett refused a city demand that he pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago.
Smollett has denied orchestrating the Jan. 29 incident as a publicity stunt, despite the preponderance of evidence.
Here’s the full complaint:
Chicago Law Department file… by on Scribd