Jussie Smollett has said Chicago is trying to intimidate him, while reacting to the cities move to to recover $130k in investigative costs.
According to the police, the actor filed a false report even though he maintains innocence. He was accused of taking a hate crime when he said he was beaten by two white men.
A bill of $130,106.15 eas given to Jussie Smollet with a week for him to pay, but he refused to pay the amount.
“ Mr. Smollett has refused to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on Jan. 29, 2019.
“The Law Department is now drafting a civil complaint that will be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County… The Law Department will file the suit in the near future. As part of this legal action, the Law Department will pursue the full measure of damages allowed under the ordinance.”
Jussie’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, fired off an angry letter to the city, saying Jussie “will not be intimated,” calling the claim his client faked the “attack” “false and defamatory.”
Geragos says the attack was real, and points to the Osundairo brothers as the culprits.
And, Geragos is quick to point out, the State’s Attorney dropped all 16 felony charges against his client.