Meanwhile, he’s having fun in Hawaii now after being let off and refusing to pay Chicago.
Via Daily Wire:
Actor Jussie Smollett “purposely misled” Chicago police when he claimed that two men who allegedly attacked him were white, a civil lawsuit filed by the city of Chicago claims.
The city filed the suit on Thursday after the “Empire” actor missed a deadline to reimburse authorities for the hundreds of hours of overtime put in by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) in the course of investigating the alleged underlying hate crime. The city demanded Smollett pay $130,000, but he failed to do so.
The lawsuit also includes rebuttals of claims Smollett made after the alleged January 29 attack. The actor told police that the main attacker “was wearing a ski mask that covered his entire face, with the exception of the area around his eyes, by which [Smollett] could tell the attacker was white-skinned,” the lawsuit says.
Smollettt, who is black, allegedly hired brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, who also are black, to attack him in a hate hoax crime.
“Defendent made this statement despite knowing that the Osundairo Brothers are not white-skinned,” the suit says, according to the New York Post. “By providing this false description, (Smollett) purposely misled the CPD officers to believe that his attackers were white, when, in fact, (Smollett) knew that his attackers were the Osundairo brothers.”
The suit also says, “At no point did Defendant inform police that he knew his attackers or recognized their appearances or voices.”