There’s nobody in America right now that’s as irredeemable as former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.
Smollett claimed back in January that he was jumped by a couple of President Trump’s supporters but when it turned out it wasn’t true, he was charged with sixteen felonies.
And although those charges were suddenly dropped under suspicious circumstances, Smollett’s worst nightmare just came true.
Jussie Smollett caused irreparable harm on a national level when he tried to demonize President Trump’s supporters as violent – and with two side orders of racist and homophobic – considering he’s both black and homosexual.
He claimed a couple of Trump supporters jumped him in Downtown Chicago and screamed slurs and “MAGA” at him. Hollywood jumped at the opportunity to align with demonizing President Trump’s supporters as being inherently violent and evil.
But it didn’t take the Chicago Police Department very long to expose all the facts like, for instance, Smollett allegedly paid two Nigerian brothers who worked on his show, “Empire” by check to stage the attack.
Smollett was charged with 16 felonies and was bonded out for $10,000 while he awaited trial.
However, there was no trial because Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx suddenly dropped the charges, which made millions of jaws drop at once. Smollett was facing serious prison time.
And then Chicago Judge Steven Watkins ordered the unsealing of Jussie Smollett’s criminal case file.
Now Smollett wants his case heard in federal court. The motion filed Wednesday and released to the media by Smollett’s representatives comes after the city sued the actor in April for the cost of investigating his allegations that he was a victim of a racist and anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago.
The city delivered a letter to Smollett’s legal team late last month seeking $130,000 from the actor, covering “overtime hours in the investigation of this matter.” The letter went on to say that if the amount was not paid within seven days, the city might prosecute Smollett “for making a false statement” or “pursue any other legal remedy available at law.”
The civil complaint filed on Thursday outlined what city attorneys said Smollett did. The suit claimed that Smollett — who allegedly became friends with Abel Osundairo in 2017, per the docs — texted Abel in late January: “Might need your help on the low. You around to meet up and talk face to face?”
The complaint further alleged, “that same day, January 25, 2019, GPS records and video evidence indicate that [the] Defendant [Smollett] drove Abel from Empire’s Cinespace Studio to Abel’s apartment,” and that “during the ride, [Smollett] stated that he was unhappy with the way his employers handled a racist and homophobic letter he had allegedly received three days earlier, and, as a result, he wanted to stage an attack where Abel would appear to batter him.”
According to the complaint, after Smollett met with Abel’s brother, Ola, Smollett allegedly “directed the Osundairo Brothers to stage the fake attack on the evening of January 28, 2019, near his apartment building in Streeterville.” Per the suit, the three men then allegedly “coordinated the details of the fake attack” including on agreeing “that Abel would attack [Smollett], but would not hurt him too badly and would give [Smollett] a chance to appear to fight back.”