Jussie Smollett Sues City of Chicago for Malicious Prosecution

November 21, 2019

Jussie Smollett has filed a malicious prosecution suit against the city of Chicago, claiming that city officials created a narrative that he was the mastermind of the hoax attack, TMZ reports. The former Empire actor also claims that the Osundairo brothers were lured into the smear campaign by police, and continues to insist that his attacker was a white male. A lawyer for the Osundairo brothers told the outlet that this suit was "just another sad attempt by Jussie Smollett to try and falsely smear the Osundario brothers, the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department. There is no legal merit to his claims, and could be sanctionable." Smollett is suing the City, the Osundairo brothers and several officials, including Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, while the city is suing him to recoup costs of the investigation.