Jussie Smollett deliberately tried to mislead the authorities by mistakenly describing the men he claimed attacked him as white, according to a civil trial filed by the city of Chicago.
The city filed a suit against the "Empire" actor over his refusal to refund it for overtime to police officers who investigated his alleged hate crime.
The complaint filed in the Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday comes after the city gave Smollett a week earlier this month to pay $ 130,000 for police overtime.
Smollett, 36, who is black and gay, claims to have employed the brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, who are also black, to attack an attack on him and make it a hate crime, according to the authorities.
The actor told the police that the primary attacker "had a ski mask covering his entire face, except for the area around his eyes through which (Smollett) could tell the attacker was the white skin", according to the trial. [1
I added: "No point informed the defendant police that he knew his attackers or acknowledged their appearances or voices."
In January, Smollett claimed that he was the jumping of two men shouting racist and homophobic slurries as well. "This is MAGA land!" On him during the attack.
He claimed that his attacker doused him with bleach, threw a string around his neck and beat him.
During their probe, the Chicago police found Smollett to attack the attack and paid the brothers – acting in small roles at "Empire" – $ 3,500 to perform the supposed blow.
The Chicago police estimate that the department spent 1,836 hours of overtime in search of Smollett's attackers and cost the taxpayer $ 130.106.15.
During a city ordina no, Chicago has the right to recover three times its total damage – or about $ 390,000. The city will also seek the fees and costs of unspecified lawyers and a fine of $ 1,000 for each false statement to the police.
On March 26, Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx announced the surprise that the charges against Smollett had been charged with 16 counts of disorderly behavior.
He agreed to lose $ 10,000 which he put in the bond money to secure his release after his arrest.