Jussie Smollett lawyers: Even if actor faked attack, cops didn’t need to investigate it so vigorously

Jussie Smollett lawyers: Even if actor faked attack, cops didn’t need to investigate it so vigorously
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[Ed. – Sucks that the police did their job.]

Jussie Smollett is … making one last attempt to get a city lawsuit against him tossed out of federal court before it proceeds to trial.

… [H]is attorneys filed a motion responding to the city’s claim that he should pay the city more than $130,000 to cover police overtime and other costs. The city says the costs were incurred in connection with an investigation into a report he filed claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in River North. Police later charged Smollett with staging the attack.

Attorneys for Smollett deny the actor made up the attack, and note charges were ultimately dropped by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

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But the latest court filing contends even if Smollett did make a false report, there is no way the city can assert he would have known the city would investigate — and investigate it to the extent cops did.

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