The city of Chicago will file a civil lawsuit against Empire actor Jussie Smollett for the cost of the investigation into his alleged hate hoax.

The city’s law department on Thursday evening told ABC 7 Chicago: “The Law Department is now drafting a civil complaint that will be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County” against the Hollywood star.

Last Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s law chief wrote Smollett asking he repay roughly $130,000 within seven days or face persecution for making false statements.

 

This story is developing. Check Breitbart News for more updates. 

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