By Sandra Rose  | 


Actor Jussie Smollett has been hit with a $130,000 lawsuit by the city of Chicago. The Empire star was given 7 days to come up with the cash to cover the city's costs for investigating his hate crime hoax.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Last month, the city presented Smollett with a demand letter for $130,000 after Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx sparked a public backlash by dropping 16 felony counts against Smollett.

The Chicago Corporation Counsel demanded "immediate payment" of $130,000 in compensation for overtime paid to two dozen police officers and detectives who worked on Smollett's case.

Smollett's defiant attorney Mark Geragos fired back at at the CCC, saying the actor "will not be intimidated into paying the demand sum."

In a letter obtained by The Tribune, Geragos said Smollett "Vehemently denies making any false statements." Geragos called the accusations "inflammatory," and he said if the city filed a lawsuit he would file a countersuit and depose Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson under oath.

Smollett told police he was assaulted by two Trump supporters who beat him, poured a caustic liquid on him and tied a noose around his neck outside his Chicago condo in January.

The actor, who is biracial and openly homosexual, said the attackers hurled racial and anti-homosexual slurs at him.

Investigators later determined that Smollett staged the hoax with two brothers to boost his celebrity profile on the Empire soap opera. Abel and Ola Osundairo later confessed to their roles in the hoax.

After Foxx dropped all charges, Chicago's police union called for Foxx to step down. President Trump asked the Justice Department to launch an investigation into possible corruption in the state's attorney's office.


    This about to get real messy.... Chicago needs to cut it with its years of corruption ???????

  • BorisBlack1

    The New Mayor is a Black Lesbian. I doubt this ever goes to trial.

  • Yup, I said it

    Jussie can pay that but he probably won't because a liar will hold onto a lie until their head goes cold.

  • XoXo

    Chicago needs to be concerned with those body parts being harvested right under their nose, and gang violence.

  • Faux Gibbler

    I can’t believe it went uncheck Kim Foxx pulling the race card.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Judge Mental Will

    They BIG MAD ????? Even Stevie Wonder could see the boy was lying from day one, y'all dumb as chose to continue to investigate. ?????

  • Yup, I said it

    They make those white women who lie and claim they were abducted pay back the city for the cost. Jussie need to pay it and let this die down.


    Y are we still talking about him? ?


    My sentiments EXACTLY!!

  • Just Me

    Time to pay the piper Jussie! (no pun intended) LOL!

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  • joel adams

    But guess what I did today. Smoked THE best (fill in the blank)
    Took the best nap ever.

  • brooklyn23

    This guy again ?

  • brooklyn23

    These last few days my sleep has been the bomb. Im smoking now, you know what that sleep finna be nice

  • brooklyn23

    Off topic.. not that we were really on topic because no one in interested in this horse.

    Has anyone religiously consumed aloe Vera and discovered good benefits from using it??

  • Ghost

    Jussie please pay the city of Chicago the 130k so you, me and the city can move on


  • Ghost

    Yes...they are mad! ?? and they’ve roped the new mayor in too! She says he must be accountable!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Dont pay them boo jussie.

  • joel adams

    Enjoy that sleep!
    Drink some decaf green tea (if you like tea)

  • bemetoo

    So is Jussie a giver or taker

  • Thingamajig

    He will never live this down.

  • Thingamajig

    Yup, lie until you die. That’s Jussie motto.

  • Thingamajig

    Flower Power ?

  • Thingamajig

    He’s a show stopper.

  • Mo Laughs

    Smh l swear, once a ninja commit to a lie they gon stick to that mf TO THE GRAVE!

  • Mo Laughs

    Jussie be out here painting these boys mona lisa's!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    yes, the key is organic though.

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  • SG

    I hate this pic of him. He looks so smug

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Jussie don't let your arrogance get you put in the slammer. Pay them and let your PR come up with another lie on why you paid when you were, "hmm" clears throat, innocent. Just pay already. Try and redeem some level of respect. Hollywood probably not fqking with you anymore, and Empire is about to be cancelled after this season, so just put this thing to rest.

  • TheOwley

    This is going to trial. Everything Kim Foxx tried to bury will come up. Also there was never a trial so double jeopardy does not apply and Chicago can alway refile for a criminal case. He should just pay the money and say he wants to spare from a costly trial. Call it a donation to CPD or however he wants to white wash it and move on.

  • TheOwley

    She has zero say in the matter and rest assure everyone is looking at her to see if she interferes at all. It's a matter of justice and if she interferes, it is obstruction and the state will come. CPD will not be undercut again. Not her administration so the more distance she adds between herself and JS and his political co-conspirators the better for her. Why should she put her career on the line like Kim did.

  • Just Me

    He seem to be the giver. He don’t act real feminine, flamboyant like some gay men.

  • Alextra Ballard

    He looks more like a bottom aka catcher

  • Alextra Ballard

    Smollet needs tew just give up the 130,000 thou and maybe they will stop harassing him. He needs to git rid of Geragoose cuz him and Avenatti are a bunch of crooks

  • brooklyn23

    As far as tea goes I try to stick only to chamomile if and when I do drink tea

  • Mo Laughs

    But foreal.. he's what you would call a versatile bottom. And I'm sure he doesn't just fully "queen out" in front of mixed company.

  • Dowoop

    Smh. Just wasting more taxpayer $$$. This lawsuit pbly gonna cost them more than $130k

  • Dowoop

    I have the best sleeps when I smoke.

  • joel adams

    Yummy. Me tooooooooooooo

  • Anyway

    The city of Chicago needs to stop with the bullshit and leave this alone. Jessie ain't paying sh*t and he ain't going to jail. Hell, he might turn around, countersuit and win. Stop wasting tax payer money to try and send a message.

  • Anyway

    Right! They need to cut it out.


    Haha they get way more masculine than jussie..?

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  • joel adams

    Before anybody start throwing eggs at me:

    Chris Rock said what erbody was thanking (in a nice way-with an extra side of shade sauce : extra crispy) ?

    Just curious: who died on Empire? I saw a lil bit of it when that chick fell off the stage then I changed the channel and remembered I don’t care BUT the nosey side was like,.....I STILL see Jameeka Smollett. ????

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Pay or not he’s a waste on all’s an Lose Lose..Let him fall into his dug plot already!

  • Just Me

    Oh okay! lol!!

  • Panther Charleston

    Shhhh...where all them friends at? All of'em was free Jussie a few weeks ago. Now are they willing to make a withdrawal to (debt) free Jussie?

  • dontgetblocked

    The sight of this over dramatic, bad actor, horrible singer and criminal liar makes me sick! He's a waste of space!

  • Solstice

    Jameeka?!?! ??????!!!!


    Just saying. Nothing shocks me anymore.

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  • Li-Wright

    He IS a bad singer isn't he? :) I just saw the last ep of Empire and he had a spot where he sings and I thought to myself -- STOP! JUST STOP SINGING. And he's not a good actor either. Just mediocre. Maybe that's why he hasn't be a big "star" before Empire?

  • Li-Wright

    Lucius killed the manager of Treasure, the singer. So far no other person has died....which is amazing....but you know it's coming.

  • Li-Wright

    Nope. He has embarrassed his "adopted" city of Chicago. He needs to pay for the overtime. The city Always goes after people who pull hoaxes. There was a white couple last year that claimed they were robbed and the police put in a lot of time. Then they came out and said it was a lie. They were filed something like $2000.

  • Li-Wright

    It's about city pride. And to put this little pisser in his place. I hope he pays up so he can go on with his life, but knowing him, he'll continue to say he's innocent.
    The city always sues hoaxers. Google it.

  • joel adams

    Treasure? The girl that fell off stage?
    Luscious kill people every season

  • Eileen

    when will this ish end?

  • Whirl

    How much does the police spend on the average “off’ing” case? If valuable resources were spent in access solely due to it being a celebrity case we have a bigger issue- Officials unwisely spending financial resources unwisely. They are completely out of control. It’s madden how we have normalized this abhorrent behavior coming from the Chicago Police Department and its governing bodies.

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  • the guest

    Exactly. The Chicago Police Department CHOSE to expend all its manpower and resources are on this incident because of their own personal couriosity, bemusement, mocking of homosexuality, and to exploit a celebrity to increase their department’s profile. Now they want Jussie to pay them for their efforts to shame and exploit him.

  • the guest

    He’s a horrible singer and actor. But not the worst. Still the Chicago Police Department are wrong for this lawsuit.

  • angrysolo

    great points. but on the opposite end imagine the backlash if they hadn’t allocated manpower/resources. Jessie himself may have been holding press conferences/continuing robin robins style interviews lamenting the CPD wasn’t doing enough to solve the “case”.
    it’s a catch 22

  • Tiphane

    I live in Chicago and hate it !! How can you him not guilty then turn around and sue !! Is that double jeopardy? This shit probably really happened. I got robbed sitting in my car trying to buy one damn cigarette. Man jumped in my window and took my little money . The cops asked me if had one money why not buy a pack ? Wtf I’m trying to quit smoking. Chicago is the most pettiest and thirstiest place .

  • wigmon68

    This. People hating on the police for this case do so only because of an agenda. If they hadn't spent resources on it, the complaints would have been about their lack of enough resources to solve the crime.

  • Blue

    I almost made it a week without a Jussie post.

  • jayhawkpride

    He should have to pay the $130k back for that ridiculous a$$ lie he told!!

  • deadellamore

    Chicago needs to cut it out. Let it go!

  • Anyway

    There's a reason he's being defiant. The City of Chicago is going to get embarrassed again by this guy.

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  • Lorna

    Just pay for your aflluenza prescription and move on. But alas, he probably loves the neverending household name mess.

  • bemetoo


  • bemetoo

    Ok so he can do both

  • bemetoo

    Oh ok ? but there are some muscle masculine men that love to be butt fawk

  • bemetoo

    Lol what does that mean

  • Karen Brady

    Taker I'm sure

  • Dun Dilly

    Just read an interesting fact about the lawsuit:
    APPARENTLY, the lawsuit also ALLOWS for the records that the FOXX chick quickly sealed can now be REOPENED.

  • the guest

    They were indeed in a precarious position. But it was clear they were mocking Jussie and having a field day with this spectacle and the salaciousness of the gay angle drove their investigation not the law.

    What they could have done was rule the case inconclusive because the cameras showed no culprits. That was their way out. But they chose to keep investing and investigating because they had a secondary agenda to humiliate Jussie.

    That's why Fox dropped the charges because it is actually Jussie who has some complex grounds to sue the Chicago Police.

    Chicago Police Department's job is law enforcement, not chastisement, humiliation, shaming, and exploiting.

  • Taj

    Boo, he was not found 'not guilty.' One has to go to trial to receive a verdict. Jussie didn't get that far. His charges were dropped. That does not mean they don't think he did it. Charges were likely dropped due to political pressure.

  • freelancepimp .

    OK I am not a fan of Jessie Smollet and what he done. I gave him shit also but Got'damned won't they run in a nygga into the ground. This is as close as they can get to lynching his ass.

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  • angrysolo

    Great point, they surely could’ve just said inconclusive and let bygones be bygones

    We all saw those grainy images and no one would’ve blinked if they just said “hay, we don’t know”

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Foxx didn't have a choice smdh she was texting updates on the case and didn't want the messages to get out. She'll probably resign anyway but who will handle the R. Kelly case. Chile......

  • Jamal Warner

    No, she texted his family member after the initial report. She thought he was the victim at that point.

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    Me too!! ???

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