Jussie Smollett blasts city of Chicago for demanding six figures

Jussie Smollett (Photo credit: Jen Lowery / Splash News)

Jussie Smollett took a moment to fire back at the city of Chicago after he was hit with a six-figure bill.

After prosecutors office dropped all charges against Smollett, the city of Chicago demanded that he pay $130,000 for the overtime pay to police officers who investigated his case.

If he did not pay, city officials threatened to prosecute him for making a false statement under the Municipal Code of Chicago. His deadline to pay was April 4, 2019, and Smollett did not pay a dime. Instead, he blasted the city of Chicago through his attorney, Mark Geragos.

In a statement, Geragos said, “We are not responsible for the costs, and it is  unconstitutional to get a second bite at the apple once charges against a criminal defendant have been dismissed.”

His team also has threatened to depose Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, and other city officials who are involved.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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