Hi Jussie Smollett, we’ve missed you in the news, so what is the actor being dragged for this time? Apparently, the city of Chicago has decided to sue the actor for the time spent by police investigating his case which they have determined to be false.
On the 29th of January of this year, Jussie Smollett alleged that he was attacked by unknown men while he was out on a walk. He claimed that he was racially abused and was a victim of homophobic abuse.
He also claimed that one of his assailants was wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ face cap which gave the impression that he was attacked by individuals loyal to Donald Trump.
You can read a complete timeline of all that happened here
After the entire ordeal, the city of Chicago has now sued the actor with a CNN report claiming that court documents filed on Thursday in Cook County court showed that over two dozen police officers and detectives spent weeks working the actor’s case, resulting in 1,836 overtime hours.
After determining that there was no merit to the case and that according to them the actor is lying, Chicago has claimed that the amount for the overtime comes to $130,106.15.
And dear old Jussie would be best advised to pony up the cash as failure to pay the fines might lead to his accounts being frozen there’s also the small problem of having his sealed court documents unsealed during this case, what this means that we just may get more information about this bizarre case as time goes on.
Jussie Smollett’s case was dropped after actor was mandated to pay a $100,000 bond which raised many eyebrows especially with the police and the mayor of Chicago.
Lori Lightfoot, the incoming mayor of the city will be sworn in on 20 May and according to her there needs to be a “much more fulsome explanation” as to why the charges against Smollett were dropped.
She added: “We cannot create the perception that if you’re rich or famous or both that you get one set of justice, and for everybody else it’s something much harsher,”
In all of this, Jussie Smollett has maintained his innocence saying that the attack really happened and that he is telling the truth.