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Jussie Smollett: City of Chicago to Sue Actor Over Alleged Attack

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Posted by Azania Friday, April 5, 2019 8:34:00 AM

Jussie Smollett will be sued by the City of Chicago after "refusing to reimburse" the cost of investigating an alleged assault on him in the city.

Prosecutors say a homophobic and racist attack was staged to boost the actor's career, but Smollett has always maintained his innocence.

The 36-year-old was given seven days to pay $130,000 (£99,000) to cover the investigation's cost.

The deadline passed on Thursday and now a civil complaint will be filed.

The City of Chicago's law department said it will "pursue the full measure of damages allowed", adding in a statement that the lawsuit will be filed "in the near future".

Read More at BBC

photo credit Jussie Smollet IG

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