Jussie Smollett's legal team have asked a federal judge to drop the lawsuit the city of Chicago has filed against him for the $130,000 city officials say was spent on the investigation into the alleged hoax crime.
According to documents obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, Smollett's lawyers said the city's attempt to collect money was "unprecedented."
"Here, not only did Defendant [Smollett] maintain his innocence and the prosecution dropped the charges," the motion to dismiss states.
City officials were outraged when all 16 disorderly conduct charges against the Empire star were dropped, and his record was expunged. A special prosecutor has been called in to investigate the dismissal.
Back in January, Smollett claimed that he was attacked by two men who yelled "MAGA Country!" who tied a noose around his neck and covered him in bleach! Evidence later suggested that the star had coordinated the full attack with the Osundairo brothers.