Lawyers for former ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett sued the city of Chicago Wednesday; claiming the actor was the victim of “malicious prosecution” that caused “humiliation and extreme duress.”
“Jussie Smollett says the $10,000 he was mandated to pay after the criminal case against him was closed should prevent the city of Chicago from seeking reimbursement for the police investigation following his claim, back in January 2019, that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack,” reports Fox News.
“In January, Smollett told police he was attacked by two masked men as he was walking home from a Chicago Subway sandwich shop at approximately 2 a.m. The openly gay actor alleged that the masked men beat him, taunted him with homophobic and racial slurs and yelled, ‘This is MAGA country,’” adds Fox.
Jussie Smollett Sues City of Chicago for Malicious Prosecution https://t.co/lixrjah5Tj
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 20, 2019
In February, law enforcement determined that Smollett may have been behind the alleged attack; possibly over a compensation dispute with his network.
He was ultimately charged with filing a false police report.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Source: Fox News