The complaint also takes the dig at Smollett a step further. Detailed in the complaint are the numerous changes to the story made by Smollett.
The City of Chicago has filed a civil suit against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, seeking to recover the cost of Chicago Police Department overtime hours expended searching for the perpetrators of a "hate crime" that Smollett allegedly perpetrated against himself.
Chicago's ABC affiliate reports that the city's Law Department has filed a complaint requesting damages in the amount of $130,106.15. A spokesperson for the Law Department told ABC7 that the lawsuit "pursues the full measure of damages allowed under the false statements ordinance. This follows his refusal to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on January 29, 2019."
The Law Department pulled no punches in their complaint, alleging that the "Defendant knew his attackers and orchestrated the purported attack himself. Later, when police confronted him with evidence about his attackers, he still refused to disclose his involvement in planning the attack."
The city then lays out the basics of the police case against Smollett, noting that, "[o]n the evening of January 28, 2019, Defendant's flight into Chicago was delayed, and he called Abel (Osundairo) telling him he needed to delay the staged attack, and Abel agreed," and alleging that Smollett employed the Osundairo brothers because "he was unhappy with the way his employers handled the racist and homophobic letter he had allegedly received and as a result wanted to stage an attack."