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Jussie Smollett is Suing Authorities for Maliciously Prosecuting Him



CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 14: Actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on March 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Smollett stands accused of arranging a homophobic, racist attack against himself in an attempt to raise his profile because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the Fox television drama “Empire.” (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

Almost eight months have passed since prosecutors in Cook County, Chicago, dropped their case against “Empire” actor, Jussie Smollett, who had been charged with lying to police about a homophobic and racist attack.

According to Yahoo, the former Empire star filed a counterclaim on Tuesday, in federal court, against the city of Chicago, the Osundairo brothers, and multiple police officers. Smollett says the narrative cops pushed that the attack was a hoax caused him economic harm, “humiliation, mental anguish and extreme emotional distress.”

Jussie continues to maintain that he was the victim of a racial and homophobic attack in January, and he’s alleging malicious prosecution.

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