The lawyer for Jussie Smollett is boldly telling the city of Chicago to stop intimidating him.
The City of Chicago just sued Smollett to recover the $130,000 spent on the extensive investigation into who committed a hate hoax against him.
Smollett is also hinting that he might sue the City for defamation. The problem with Smollett suing for defamation is that he’s got so much against him. The mounds of evidence against him prove he created and executed the attack. There weren’t 16 charges on Smollett for nothing. The Chicago Police Department did a fantastic job of gathering evidence. Smollett’s lawyer could be getting him into deeper trouble by challenging the city with a defamation case.
One of Jussie’s lawyers, Mark Geragos, sent an angry letter to the city, saying Jussie “will not be intimated,” calling the claim his client faked the “attack” “false and defamatory.” Garagos is saying that the attack happened but is blaming it on the twins that Smollett paid $3,500.
A civil lawsuit to get back the money spent on the investigation by the Chicago Police Department will be significant because it puts Smollett on the trial where a standard of proof is lower than in a criminal case.
Smollett continues to defy the city of Chicago leaving the police department no choice but to do exactly what they’re doing.
CHICAGO PREPARING TO SUE JUSSIE SMOLLETT FOR THE COST OF THE INVESTIGATION:
They are also asking for an investigation into Kim Foxx who had a hand in dismissing all 16 charges against Smollett.
KIM FOX HAS ALSO BEEN THROWING SHADE AT THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Kim Foxx wrote an op-ed piece in the Chicago Tribune on Friday that boldly throws shade at the mayor and police superintendent for blowing the Jussie Smollett case. Foxx mostly blames Superintendent Eddie Johnson in the op-ed.
Johnson came out with guns blazing saying the case against Smollett was a slam dunk. His news conference after Smollett was charged was a blistering slam on the ‘Empire’ actor for paying the Osundairo brothers to stage a hate hoax “attack” to promote Smollett’s career. The evidence was certainly there for a conviction but Foxx is making the claim that her office felt a conviction might not be “certain”:
How could that be with the mounds of clear evidence in this case?
Foxx bizarrely claims that because of the statements made by Johnson, her office believed there wouldn’t be a conviction:
“For a variety of reasons, including public statements made about the evidence in this case, my office believed the likelihood of securing a conviction was not certain.”
Strangely, she doesn’t say how the statements would affect the outcome.
Foxx tries to condone her actions by saying that Jussie Smollett was only charged with a low-level felony:
“The least serious category, which also covers things like falsely pulling a fire alarm in school and ‘draft card mutilation.”
Foxx is comparing a hate hoax crime like this one to “pulling a fire alarm”???
She continues to defend her actions by throwing everyone else under the bus but SHE IS THE ONE WHO LET SMOLLETT GO.
This one quote explains everything about Kim Foxx: She says she was “elected on a promise to rethink the justice system, to keep people out of prison who do not pose a danger to the community.”
While Foxx says she welcomes an independent investigation into the Smollett case, her statement continues her defensive attitude about the investigation:
“Since it seems politically expedient right now to question my motives and actions, and those of my office, let me state publicly and clearly that I welcome an outside, non-political review of how we handled this matter. I am not perfect, nor is any other prosecutor out there, but ensuring that I and my office have our community’s trust is paramount.”