Going from bad to worse - Smollett

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Looks like he should have thought a bit more before launching his "hate crime"
From the London Daily Mail:

City of Chicago confirms it WILL sue Jussie Smollett for wasted $130k police investigation into fake hate attack: Nigerian brothers he accused also plan lawsuit

    • The City of Chicago says it will forge on with its lawsuit against actor Jussie Smollett, 39, despite his conviction on five counts of disorderly conduct
    • It's seeking $130,106.15 to cover an overtime tab racked up by dozens of officers tasked with investigating Smollett's claims that he was the victim of an attack
    • On Thursday, Smollett was convicted of faking the attack, and now faces jail as well as career and financial ruin
    • The Osundairo brothers - who Smollett hired to attack him - are also going ahead with their lawsuit against the Empire star's legal team
    • They're seeking undisclosed damages after claiming their careers and reputations were damaged in the high-profile hoax

Embattled actor Jussie Smollett still faces a $130,000 lawsuit from the City of Chicago - and more legal trouble from the brothers he hired to attack him - after he was convicted of staging his own assault in a botched career move.

The former Empire star dominated headlines in January 2019 after he claimed he was victimized in a racist, homophobic attack, but investigators soon determined his story was a hoax.

The Chicago Police Department came to the conclusion after more than two dozen cops spent weeks investigating the bogus story, logging 1,836 overtime hours in the process, a July 2019 legal filing said.

The city was faced with a $130,106.15 overtime tab and has since confirmed that it will press ahead with its lawsuit against Smollett to reclaim the cash. Their chances of a win or settlement are now all but guaranteed in the wake of the star's conviction.

Let's hope that this provides a moment of clarity to anyone else thinking of staging a "hate crime"

Today's moment of Schadenfreude.

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