CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett says his $10,000 fee after the shut of a felony case ought to forestall Chicago from searching for reimbursement for a police investigation of his declare that he was a sufferer of a racist and homophobic assault.
Smollett’s attorneys filed a response Tuesday to Chicago’s lawsuit in federal courtroom. In addition they filed a counterclaim in opposition to town, saying Smollett was the sufferer of a malicious prosecution that prompted humiliation and excessive misery.
Smollett advised police he was crushed in January by two males who looped a noose round his neck. Chicago police stated it was staged, and Smollett was charged with making a false report.
However prosecutors in March dropped the case. Smollett maintains his innocence however agreed to let authorities maintain a $10,000 bail.
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