City of Chicago Files Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

April 12, 2019

The City of Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in the wake of the actor's alleged January attack. People reports that the lawsuit revolves around the overtime costs incurred by the Chicago Police Department due to Smollett's case. The lawsuit states that the City of Chicago is "seeking recovery of the costs of necessary services provided by the City." It also states, "During the course of CPD's investigation into [Smollett's> false statements, CPD has incurred 1,836 overtime hours, which resulted in the city paying $130, 106.15 in overtime pay as a result of [Smollett's> false statements." After prosecutors dropped the charges against the actor last month, the City of Chicago sent a letter to Smollett demanding reimbursement. Since Smollett did not remit, the city filed the civil action lawsuit.