BREAKING: The city of Chicago has filed a civil complaint against Jussie Smollett in Cook County Circuit Court.
City law department spokesman says: “This follows his (Smollett) refusal to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on January 29, 2019.”
In the complaint the city of Chicago attorneys write: “Defendant knew his attackers and orchestrated the purported attack himself. Later, when police confronted him with evidence about his attackers, he still refused to disclose his involvement in planning the attack.”
In the complaint city attorneys say Smollett told one of the Osundairo brothers before the alleged attack “he was unhappy with the way his employers handled the racist and homophobic letter he had allegedly received and as a result wanted to stage an attack”.
The complaint continues: “On the evening of January 28, 2019, Defendant’s flight into Chicago was delayed, and he called Abel (Osundairo) telling him he needed to delay the staged attack, and Abel agreed.”
The complaint reads: “Cell phone records indicate that at 12:49am, Defendant and Abel spoke by telephone. Defendant told Abel the attack should take place at 2:00AM at agreed upon location. Minutes later, Ola order an Uber to pick the brothers up at their home.”
The complaint goes on: “During an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, he (Smollett) positively identified the people shown in a still (photo) of surveillance video as his attackers.”
But when Smollett filed the police report the night of the alleged attack the complaint states “At no point did Defendant inform police that he knew his attackers or recognized their appearance or voices.”
“On February 14, 2019 officers interviewed Defendant again about the still photo and defendant stated he was certain (it) depicted the men who had attacked him. Officers told (Smollett) that the men in photo had been identified as the Osundairo Brothers.”
The complaint says “Defendant made further false statements claiming his only relationship with the Brothers was as trainers and acquaintances and that they could not have been his attackers.”
The city of Chicago says Jussie Smollett owes $130,106.15. Will post a link to the full complaint in a few minutes here.
READ IT: Here’s a link to the full civil complaint filed by the City of Chicago today against Jussie Smollett. https://abc7.ws/2Gi0Kgn
READ IT: Here's a link to the full civil complaint filed by the City of Chicago today against Jussie Smollett. https://t.co/y0bLU1LfXh
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) April 11, 2019