Jussie Smollett In Misery As Federal Judge Dismiss His Lawsuit Against Chicago.
Right after Jussie Smollett was indicted on new charges, he filed a lawsuit against city of Chicago.
US District Court Judge Virginia Kendall ruled Wednesday that Jussie Smollett’s claim of malicious prosecution by the City of Chicago cannot move forward.
Smollett can refile the case if he’s found not guilty in his upcoming trial on his original charges of fabricating a racially charged assault according to the judge
A grand jury in February re-indicted Smollet on charges he staged a hate crime. Special prosecutor Dan Webb pushed for the charges after Smollett’s original 16 counts were dropped by prosecutors, a move that caused outrage in some quarters.
Webb filed a new six-count indictment against the former Empire star in February. Smollett has pleaded not guilty.
The city has also sued Smollett to recover $130,106 for its investigation into his claims. Smollett filed a counterclaim last November, making his malicious prosecution allegations against the city, detectives Michael Theis and Edward Wodnicki, former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and bodybuilding brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo.
Jussie Smollett has steadfastly maintained his innocence on the charges…..
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Jussie Smollett In Misery As Federal Judge Dismiss His Lawsuit Against Chicago
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