Jussie Smollett Begs Judge To Toss Out Chicago’s $130,000 Lawsuit Against Him
By Staff | August 9, 2019
Jussie Smollett filed a motion Tuesday demanding the city of Chicago dismiss its $130,000 lawsuit against him, according to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com.
The disgraced Empire star, who claims he’s innocent, referenced the criminal charges against him being dropped as reason to dismiss the lawsuit.
“[The lawsuit] appears to be an unprecedented effort to seek penalties and resources expended in connection with allegedly false statements made to the police where the related criminal case concerning the statements was dismissed nolle pros on all counts.”
Smollett is now arguing the city does not have enough evidence to prove the allegedly false police report resulted in the amount of overtime stated.
He wrote in his motion to dismiss: “Both claims fail to state sufficient factual allegations to support a reasonable inference that Defendant’s allegedly false statements caused the CPD 1,836 overtime hours and the City paying $130,106.15 in overtime pay.”