As we told you yesterday, Jussie Smollett blew off the deadline to reimburse the City of Chicago over $130,000 for the money spent investigating the alleged “hate crime.” The statement from the actor’s attorneys shows that he’s going to stick to his original story no matter what:
Jussie Smollett "will not be intimidated into paying" $130,106.15 to reimburse Chicago for investigating his claim he was the victim of a hate crime, his attorneys say https://t.co/7QjpzE2Awd
— CNN International (@cnni) April 5, 2019
Letter from #JussieSmollett lawyer Mark Geragos to Chicago Dept of Law: “it appears that your threats were made maliciously and in bad faith and without an honest belief that a cause of action against Mr #Smollett exists, even under the lesser preponderance of evidence standard.” pic.twitter.com/SJ3JIJUbCF
— Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) April 5, 2019
He's really doing this. Alright. https://t.co/bl7PecNkzy
— Jay Tee Ell Oh Ell (@jtLOL) April 5, 2019
Apparently that’s the direction Smollett and his legal team want to take this:
What is wrong with this guy?
— R U kidding Me (@RUkiddi09839349) April 5, 2019
FAIRY tales are expensive.
— Steve Reo (@a1amerikan) April 5, 2019
The gall and arrogance. He should have gone to prison for what he did. Jussie is a disgrace to the LGBTQ community and he deserves no sympathy. I don't believe for a second that he is innocent.
— John Bata (@johnnyatab) April 5, 2019
The sheer arrogance of this man. https://t.co/v2OI98RNA4
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) April 5, 2019
So this guy lies about me getting attacked , is lucky enough to get away with it , and won't even pay a fine , damn jussie is something else 😂😂🎭 https://t.co/5UXgy9El6v
— Williz (@waeil_bashir) April 5, 2019
Good, let’s get all the facts out there during the court case.
— Ragnar (@Ragnar21354558) April 5, 2019
A civil suit filed against Smollett by the City of Chicago appears to be where this is all headed.
Iowahawk has a backup idea for the city:
They should send the bill to Kim Foxx.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 5, 2019