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Actor Jussie Smollett files counterclaim against Chicago, alleges malicious prosecution: 'Humiliation, mental anguish, and extreme emotional distress'

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2019
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Actor Jussie Smollett filed a counterclaim— which names the alleged acts of “multiple police officers and two brothers" — against the city of Chicago on Tuesday in connection with a purported hate crime that took place in late January.

Smollett insisted he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack, but the city later determined that the alleged attack was nothing more than a hoax. Smollett faced 16 counts related to making false statements to police, but instead, the former “Empire" actor agreed to community service and a $10,000...

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