Jussie Smollett’s heinous hate hoax hassle isn’t over yet…not by a long shot.
The Empire actor was found to have committed a vile and ridiculous hoaxed hate crime against himself by the Chicago police; a scam in which the actor paid two on-set extras to commit the “attack”, all for the sake of raising Smollett’s public persona, thus allowing the hoaxer to demand a raise in Hollywood.
It was sleazy at best and undoubtedly inexcusable. That’s why authorities in The Windy City took it upon themselves to demand that Smollett recoup the police force’s expenses in investigating the nonsense to the tune of $130,000.
The deadline for Smollett to comply with the order has come and gone, with the actor simply ignoring it.
Now, a lengthy legal fight will ensue.
With the passing this evening of a deadline set by out-going Mayor Rahm Emanuelfor Smollett to repay the Windy City $130,000 for the costs of the investigation into the alleged attack against him, Chicago is going to sue the actor.
“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, a spokesperson of the Midwestern metropolis said Thursday as it became EOD in Chicago. “The Law Department is now drafting a civil complaint that will be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Once it is filed, the Law Department will send a courtesy copy of the complaint to Mr. Smollett’s L.A. based legal team.”
Under Chicago law, the amount to be sought from Smollett can now be raised to nearly $400,000, due to the actor’s unwillingness to cooperate with the first request.