The following article, Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys Say Actor Shouldn’t Have To Reimburse City, The Reason Why Is Totally Bonkers, was first published on Flag And Cross.
The legal team of disgraced actor Jussie Smollett is trying their best to ensure their client doesn’t have to reimburse the city for expenses related to the cost of investigating an alleged hate crime that the vast majority of the evidence points to him faking.
The latest reasoning being employed in attempting to justify such a move is utter ridiculousness. According to the team of lawyers, Smollett shouldn’t have to reimburse the city because he had no idea they would investigate the incident so thoroughly.
You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
Smollett attorney William J. Quinlan said in a motion he filed that asking Smollett to pay the fees was “ridiculous and a stretch.”
“The filing of a police report, in and of itself, does not necessitate a sprawling investigation nor does it, as a practical matter, usually result in an investigation as extensive as the one the CPD chose to undertake in this case,” the motion read, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Quinlan also said Smollett had “no control” over the scope of the police investigation into his claims. He also alleged that the city’s lawsuit was only filed because former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was frustrated with “the state’s attorney” for “dismissing the charges.”
This isn’t Smollett’s first attempt at getting out of paying the reimbursement owed to the city of Chicago. Last month, his attorneys tried arguing that the alleged hate crime against Smollett really did happen and that he had not lied about the incident.
Obviously that didn’t work, something which should be totally obvious after looking at the evidence.
How dumb are these attorneys? Do they really think such lame reasoning will actually convince authorities to drop the reimbursement? That’s rather insulting, don’t you think?
At the end of the day, Smollett is accountable for his own actions and his actions have consequences. His fabrication of events led to the city spending lots of money in resources to investigate the incident, resources that could’ve been used elsewhere to help stop actual crimes.
Smollett needs to take responsibility for himself and just pay the reimbursement already.