Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett For Costs Related To Alleged Hate-Crime Attack

CBS is reporting that the City of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to recoup money spent on investigating his claim of a racist and homophobic attack.

The city has stated that the attack was staged, but Smollett maintains he was truthful and did nothing wrong.

Above is the filed complaint. “This action is brought by the City to recover civil penalties, statutory treble damages, and attorney’s fees and costs arising form Defendant’s false statements to the City.”

The corporate counsel of the City of Chicago is Edward N. Siskel.