Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceed

FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, actor Jussie Smollett smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A decision is expected on a motion in federal court Tuesday, Oct. 22 by Smollertt's lawyer asking that the city of Chicago's lawsuit against him requesting costs of investigation be dismissed.

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall on Tuesday allowed the lawsuit to proceed. It seeks to recoup the $130,000 that the city says the police department spent to investigate Smollett's claim that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

0
0
0
0
0