Jussie Smollett is tired of the Chicago PD’s efforts to punish him for a crime he says he didn’t commit!
Now, he is fighting back and has- by way of his lawyer- threatened to teach authorities a lesson they’ll never forget!
The City of Chicago wants Jussie to pay them the $130,000 they say the investigation into his alleged assault cost them.
He finds the request to be highly insulting as all of the charges he faced were dropped and wants authorities to leave him alone….or face his wrath.
Jussie’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, fired off an angry letter to the city, saying Jussie “will not be intimated,” calling the claim his client faked the “attack” “false and defamatory.”
As we reported, the City is preparing a civil lawsuit to recover the $130k it spent in investigating Jussie’s claim that he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack. The lawsuit is significant, because it effectively puts Jussie on trial and the standard of proof is much lower than a criminal case.
The publication adds…
He then threatens that he will grill Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson like cheeseburgers in depositions if the City goes through with the lawsuit. Both men were extremely critical of State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for dropping the charges, saying Jussie did indeed fake the attack.
Smollett is expected to return to ‘Empire.’