Chicago To Sue Smollett After He Refuses To Pay Investigation Costs

Chicago To Sue Smollett After He Refuses To Pay Investigation Costs

Chicago is vowing a civil suit against Jussie Smollett after the "Empire" actor "refused to reimburse" the city for the cost of investigating his controversial case.

"The Law Department is now drafting a civil complaint that will be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County", the statement continues.

Last Thursday, the mayor had the city's Law Department send Smollett a letter titled "Re: Repayment of Investigation Costs for False Police Report", requiring "immediate payment of the $130,106.15 expended on overtime hours in the investigation of this matter". Smollett told police that two masked men hit him, doused him with an unknown chemical substance and placed a thin rope around his neck in downtown Chicago on January 29th.

Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson had said they were not only furious with the outcome of Tuesday's surprise hearing, but also blindsided by the decision itself, with the officials learning that Smollett wouldn't face charges for allegedly faking a hate crime at the same time the public found out. According to a report from Us Weekly, a source close to the Empire alum claimed Jussie will not be paying back the $130,000 requested by the Department of Law in Chicago.

Protesters organized by the Fraternal Order of Police call for the removal of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on April 1, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.

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This comes after the District Attorney suddenly dropped all 16 charges against the actor without explanation. "It is the Mayor and the Police Chief who owe Jussie ... an apology - for dragging an innocent man's character through the mud", the statement said.

Smollett had seven days to cough up the dough before the city of Chicago filed their lawsuit against the actor.

Asked why there were no African-American police chiefs at the event, Graham said only that all county police chiefs had been invited.

Foxx, who recused herself from the case before charges were filed, citing conversations she had with one of his relatives, has defended her actions and those of her prosecutors. The March 28 letter said he must pay within seven days but didn't specify a response if he didn't.

Nonpayment will likely lead the city to sue Smollett, prompting a civil trial where the threshold for proving he staged the incident will be lower than in criminal court. But she hasn't detailed any action she might take as mayor regarding Smollett.

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