Actor-turned-activist Jussie Smollett is attempting to turn the table on the accusation that he reported a non-existent hate crime, filing a two-count counterclaim on Tuesday that seeks around $130,106 in compensation from the city of Chicago.
The actor -who made headlines for claiming he was attacked by supporters of President Donald J. Trump, only for the evidence to point to a conspiracy of deception- was represented by two attorneys yesterday, who sent a 49-page lawsuit response to the Windy City.
Smollett continues to claim he is innocent, though the city filed a suit against him for wasting their time and resources.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, US District Judge Virginia Kendall refused to toss out the city’s lawsuit against Smollett, saying, “this will be going forward” and insisted, “the city must prove the truth of these allegations to prevail at summary judgment or trial.”
When pressed for comment, a city spokesman did not speak on the matter.
In his new counterclaim, Smollett targets the Chicago Police Department, detectives Michael Theis and Edward Wodnicki, CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson, and bodybuilding brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo.
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