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City of Chicago to Jussie Smollett: We’re suing you for the money we spent investigating your hate crime hoax

In the wake of Jussie Smollett’s conviction on 5 out of 6 charges in his hate crime hoax trial, the director of public affairs for the City of Chicago told Fox News this Friday that the city intends to continue to pursue its lawsuit against the disgraced actor.

“The City filed a civil lawsuit against Jussie Smollett to recover costs incurred by the Chicago Police Department investigating what the City believed to be Smollett’s false police reports that he was a victim of a hate crime,” the statement read. “While using a different standard of proof, the jury’s finding of guilt convicting Jussie Smollett of criminal charges stemming from the incident confirms that the City was correct in bringing its civil lawsuit.”

“The City intends to continue to pursue its lawsuit to hold Smollett accountable for his unlawful actions and to demand that he compensate the City for costs incurred by the Chicago Police Department which took his false claims of harm seriously,” the statement added.

Smollett was charged with six counts of disorderly conduct in regards to false statements he made to Chicago police officers about his 2019 claim to police that two men attacked him due to his skin color and sexual orientation.

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