Jussie Smollett Wants City of Chicago’s Lawsuit Dismissed

By Staff | August 9, 2019

Published at TMZ, August 6, 2019

JUSSIE SMOLLETT: Even IF I Lied … CITY OF CHICAGO’S LAWSUIT IS BOGUS!!!

Jussie Smollett says the City of Chicago is simply trying to exact a pound of flesh from him after his criminal case was dismissed — a move he calls unprecedented and unfair.

Jussie filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit Chi-Town filed against him to recoup the cost of the investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack. In the docs, Jussie says the City has no business suing him because even IF you assume he did lie about the attack — although he’s not admitting that — there’s no way he could have foreseen the enormous amount of money Chicago PD spent on the case.

Jussie also says the city’s argument that he’s responsible for the investigation costs falls flat because Chicago hasn’t shown “a direct link between [Jussie’s] statements and the costs the City incurred.”

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