Actor Jussie Smollett is apparently not satisfied with not having to go to jail.
In a jaw dropping counterclaim against the city of Chicago, Smollett claims the police chose to ignore evidence in support of “his side” of the story.
Jussie Smollett’s “story” has been widely mocked.
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Cook County Record reports Actor Jussie Smollett has doubled down on his claim he was attacked by racist white supporters of President Donald Trump, and has now demanded the city of Chicago and others be made to pay him for allegedly concocting and promoting the story Smollett had staged the January attack to advance his career.
On Nov. 19, Smollett, through his lawyer, William J. Quinlan, of the Quinlan Law Firm, filed a counterclaim in Chicago federal court against the city, former police superintendent Eddie Johnson, the Nigerian brothers alleged to have helped Smollett and others.
The counterclaim came as the centerpiece of Smollett’s formal answers to the lawsuit brought earlier this year by the city of Chicago, which demands Smollett be forced to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to compensate the city and taxpayers for the costs of the large police investigation into Smollett’s attack claims.
In the counterclaim, Smollett asserts the hoax allegations emerged as a result of a 48-hour “interrogation” conducted by Chicago Police of brothers Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, and was then seized on by Chicago Police to advance the story Smollett had orchestrated the attack to gain publicity and public sympathy after he allegedly became unhappy with the lack of response from television executives and others to a threatening racist and homophobic letter he claims to have received weeks earlier.
The counterclaim asserts Chicago Police chose to ignore evidence that backs Smollett’s version of the story, in which he was allegedly assaulted by two white men in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood.
According to Smollett’s story, the men physically attacked him, poured bleach on him and hung a noose around his neck, while shouting racist and homophobic slurs and saying, “This is MAGA country,” referring to the presidential campaign slogan of President Donald Trump.
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com