He is childish and should have been jailed for what he did…
Jussie Smollett claims that the $10,000 he was ordered to pay after the criminal case against him was dismissed will prohibit the city of Chicago from pursuing compensation for the police investigation surrounding his statement as a survivor of a racist and homophobic assault back in January 2019.
The former “Empire” actor’s lawyers filed a statement to Chicago’s litigation in federal court on Tuesday. They have lodged a counterclaim against the city, alleging that Smollett was the target of a malicious prosecution that caused shame and serious pain.
Smollett told police in January that he was assaulted by two masked men when he walked home from a Chicago Subway sandwich shop at about 2 a.m. The openly gay actor claimed that the masked men attacked him, mocked him with derogatory and racist insults, and yelled, “This is MAGA country.”
Police determined in February that the masked assailants of Smollett were Abel and Ola Osundairo, brothers who trained and worked with Smollett on “Empire.” Police have named the brothers as the men buying the rope that was allegedly tied around Jussie’s neck during the alleged assault on surveillance video.
Amid an intensive investigation, police determined that Smollett, with the assistance of two brothers he charged to assist in the fake attack, staged the entire episode in an orchestrated attempt to drum up publicity for his dying career. Smollett maintained his innocence after the prosecution dropped the charges in March but agreed to let the police keep the bond worth $10,000.
He was charged with obstruction of justice, but a few weeks later, Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx dropped the allegations.