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Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett waves as he leaves Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Smollett criminal case unsealed. Cook County Judge Steven Watkins said Thursday, May 23, 2019, that while there are good arguments in favor of keeping the file sealed, the

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

April 5, 2019

Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor for the money as reimbursement for investigating what officials say was a phony racist, anti-gay attack that Smollett staged. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's la...

The man who cried hate crime

Jussie Smollett leaving Cook County jail on Thurs. Feb. 21 following his release from custody after being charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.

Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

Now that actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with falsifying a hate crime as of Feb. 21, the question stands with how this incident impacts public reputations as well as news coverage. Smollett alleged a Jan. 29 hate crime attack occurred near his Chicago apartment; he said two masked attackers...

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