The following article, DETAILS: Chicago Takes Legal Action Against Hate Crime Hoaxer Jussie Smollett, Files Lawsuit, was first published on Flag And Cross.
How does that old saying go?
Oh, that’s right — Don’t do the hate crime if you’re not willing to pay back the city for wasting taxpayer dollars.
Eh. Something along those lines.
Chicago is now taking action against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for attempting to pull off a fake hate crime.
A lawsuit has been filed.
From CBS Chicago:
Jussie Smollett will soon be facing a civil lawsuit from the City of Chicago, which is demanding the actor pay for the cost of investigating his allegedly made-up story about a racist attack.
The lawsuit is being drafted by the city’s Law Department and will be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, spokesman Bill McCaffrey said.
Thursday was the city’s deadline day for the “Empire” actor to reimburse the city more than $130,000 for the cost of the investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack that police determined was a hoax.
The FBI has now decided to further delve into the hate crime hoax. They are curious, like the rest of the nation, how Smollett could walk free after committing such a heinous crime.
BREAKING: Two law enforcement officials briefed on the matter tell @ABC the FBI is *reviewing* circumstances surrounding dismissal of criminal charges against Jussie Smollett. ABC News is told this is not an investigation. It is a "review" or "inquiry".
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) March 27, 2019
BREAKING: @JoshMargolin reports 2 law enforcement officials briefed on matter tell @ABC the FBI is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of criminal charges against #JussieSmollett. FBI Chicago & CPD spokesmen had no comment. SAO not immediately avail for comment
— 𝕊𝕥𝕖𝕡𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕖 𝕎𝕒𝕤𝕙 (@WashNews) March 27, 2019
From ABC 7 Chicago:
The FBI is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of criminal charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, two law enforcement officials confirmed.
All 16 felony disorderly conduct counts against Smollett for allegedly lying to police were dropped Tuesday in exchange for community service and forfeiture of his $10,000 bond payment. A hearing Wednesday to expunge his criminal record has been delayed.
For as insanely liberal as Saturday Night Live has become in the 21st century, every now and again they’ll surprise with a very funny skit that bashes the left.
This past Saturday’s show hosted by Grey’s Anatomy alum Sandra Oh, SNL decided to mock Smollett – and it was actually funny.
See for yourself…
Not bad, huh?
The problem for Lorne Michaels and SNL is they know it will be hard to book guest hosts, most of whom are liberal, if they attempt conservative-pleasing skits.
One way or another, it’s all about politics.
Rahm Emanuel, the Democrat mayor of Chicago and a former top aide to Barack Obama, is one of few liberals who isn’t siding Smollett.
Rahm understands the seriousness of letting Jussie walk free, and he’s ticked off.
BREAKING: ABC Chicago reports that the city of Chicago has sent a letter to Jussie Smollett's legal team demanding Smollett pay $130,000 to the city to pay for the investigation of the alleged hate crime hoax.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 28, 2019
Check out what should be written by Jussie in the memo line…
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city is in process of calculating the costs associated with Jussie Smollett investigation.
Plans on sending a bill to Smollett.
Wants memo line to read: “For Hoax” “I’m sorry”. @cbschicago
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) March 28, 2019