The city notified Smollett’s attorneys by letter two days later of its demand that he pay $130,106, the cost of the police overtime hours expended in the investigation into his allegations. The letter warned that if Smollett did not pay by Thursday, the city might sue.
Jussie’s lawyer, Mark Geragos said Chicago is trying to intimidate him, while reacting to the cities move to to recover $130k in investigative costs. “calling the claim his client faked the “attack” “false and defamatory.”
Geragos says the city never does this to other people so why is Smollett being targeted? Will you love the day when this whole thing is over? Will Smollett’s career fully recover from all of this?
Geragos threatens that he’ll grill Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson like cheeseburgers in depositions if the Metropolis goes by with the lawsuit. Each males have been terribly obligatory of State’s Lawyer Kim Foxx for dropping the costs, saying Jussie did actually faux the assault.
Smollett was charged with 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct, but in a surprise hearing last week, Cook County prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against him, sparking furious public backlash from Johnson and Emanuel.