Smollett has become a laughing stock in the entertainment industry for his staged hate crime “assault” in Chicago.
He’s desperately trying to salvage his career and restore his reputation.
But Smollett’s latest act will make your blood boil.
Since Smollett staged a hate crime, alleging that two Trump supporters assaulted him and threatened to lynch him, the actor’s career has gone down in flames.
After everyone learned the truth about Smollett’s phony “assault,” he’s now toxic to every producer in Hollywood.
The Cook County State’s Attorney decided to let him off without prosecution.
But the city of Chicago did charge the actor $130,000 for all of the taxpayer money he forced Chicago residents to fork over investigating his false claim.
Now, the actor has announced a counter suit claiming the city is simply trying to humiliate him and has put him under “extreme emotional distress.”
The Daily Caller reports:
Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett filed a counterclaim Tuesday to the lawsuit brought against him by the city of Chicago.
Smollett’s counterclaim alleged the malicious prosecution brought against him by the Chicago police department and others caused him “humiliation, mental anguish and extreme emotional distress” along with economic harm, according to a report published by the Chicago Sun-Times.
In the lawsuit, Chicago claimed Smollett owed the city $130,106 for the time and resources spent investigating Smollett’s allegedly false claim he was the victim of a hate crime.
The targets named in Smollett’s counterclaim include Chicago, the Chicago Police Department, Detectives Michael Theis and Edward Wodnicki, Superintendent Eddie Johnson and brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo.
Smollett’s lawsuit against Chicago is a clear attempt to salvage what remains of Smollett’s reputation and career.
Since he was kicked off the show Empire, he hasn’t had any work and lost many of his friends.
Suing the Chicago Police Department is likely one of the actor’s few moves he has left before he is completely broke.
What do you think?
Does Jussie Smollett have any chance of winning this case?
Let us know in the comments.