Empire actor, Jussie Smollet is sticking to being innocent and is now asking a judge to throw out the $130,000 lawsuit filed by the City of Chicago following his alleged attack.
According to court documents gotten by The Blast, Jussie is asking for the case filed by the city seeking $130,000 to be scrapped.
He said his side of the story is still the same and he is innocent of all charges.
He said the lawsuit “appears to be an unprecedented effort to seek penalties and resources expended in connection with allegedly false statements made to the police where the related criminal case concerning the statements was dismissed nolle pros on all counts.”
On the amount they want, he said, “Both claims fail to state sufficient factual allegations to support a reasonable inference that Defendant’s allegedly false statements caused the CPD 1,836 overtime hours and the City paying $130,106.15 in overtime pay.”
The City of Chicago wrote this in their complaint, “On January 29, 2019, Defendant submitted a false police report claiming that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic beating by unknown attackers,” the lawsuit states. “In reality, Defendant knew his attackers and orchestrated the purported attack himself. Later, when police confronted him with evidence about his attackers, he still refused to disclose his involvement in planning the attack.”
We wait for this drama to play out very soon.