April 4, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) – Jussie Smollett is expected to pay more than $ 130,000 in Chicago to cover investigative costs related to what city authorities see as a racist attack against homosexuals on pain of being punished. a civil suit.
Thursday, there are seven days that the mayor of the mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a letter to the actor "Empire" to ask him to pay his money. The letter of March 28 indicated that he had to pay within seven days, but did not specify an answer if he did not.
The non-payment will likely incite the city to sue Smollett to court, which will result in a civil lawsuit in which the criteria for proving that he has organized the incident will be less rigorous than in a criminal court.
Chicago sent the letter after prosecutors dropped criminal charges accusing Smollett of orchestrating the attack.
Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot could cancel any legal action after her swearing May 20.
Check out the full coverage of the Jussie Smollett case by the AP.