Jussie Smollett is now facing a lawsuit after the City of Chicago is seeking reimbursement for the overtime worked investigating his alleged hate crime hoax.
"Mr. Smollett has refused to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on January 29, 2019," a spokesperson for the City said, per TMZ.
"The Law Department is now drafting a civil complaint that will be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Once it is filed, the Law Department will send a courtesy copy of the complaint to Mr. Smollett's L.A. based legal team."
The city had initially demanded that Smollett pay $130, 000 but Smollett's legal team refused. If successful, the city can sue for up to three times the amount of the actual costs, which could set Smollett back $390,000.
They are not letting this go. They truly believe that he is guilty.