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Jussie Smollett Sues City of Chicago for “Malicious Prosecution”

Jussie Smollett Sues City of Chicago for “Malicious Prosecution”

This guy…

Guy concocts faux hate crime to gin up national press attention, gets busted, Chicago insists he pay for cost of investigating bogus crime and now guy is suing for “malicious prosecution,” basically.

Back in April, the city of Chicago filed a civil complaint against actor Jussie Smollett, seeking approximately $130,000, which they claim is the price tag for investigating Smollett’s “false police report.”

Now, Smollett is counter-suing.

From the WaPo:

This week, Smollett filed a counterclaim against the city of Chicago after its April lawsuit demanding that he pay $130,000 to make up for the 1,836 hours of police overtime spent looking into the alleged hate crime. In that suit, the city stated its intention to also seek attorneys’ fees and a civil penalty of $1,000 for each of Smollett’s alleged lies. But the actor’s lawyers claimed the city “is not entitled” to any of this.

“Having agreed to accept $10,000 from Mr. Smollett as payment in full connection with the dismissal of the charges against him,” the counterclaim filed Tuesday stated of his bond, “the City cannot seek additional recovery from Mr. Smollett under the doctrine of accord and satisfaction.”

The counterclaim pointed to the “malicious prosecution” it said was carried out by the city. It singled out Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson and two detectives, Edward Wodnicki and Michael Theis, in arguing that police had disseminated “false and misleading information,” leading to media reports that Smollett might have orchestrated the alleged attack.

The scandal began in late January, when Smollett, who is black and gay, told police he had been attacked late at night by two people yelling homophobic and racist slurs. Incremental updates cast doubt upon Smollett’s story — he had worked on “Empire” with at least one of the alleged perpetrators, for instance — and in early March, he was indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to police.

Full complaint here:

Jussie Smollett Counterclaim by Anonymous jDcsAZN on Scribd

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Still hard to believe that smug little bastard got off.

    tsudohnimh in reply to Yamamma. | November 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Really? You find it hard to believe that a wealthy, famous, and politically connected dude gets off a relatively minor charge?

    I’m not even surprised that he’s counter-suing. Juicy seems to possess the cretinous stupidity to conclude that he’s factually innocent because he managed to network his way into having the charges dropped.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Yamamma. | November 21, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    It’s his white privilege, you know!

    Paul In Sweden in reply to Yamamma. | November 21, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Illinois prosecutor Kim Foxx is a longtime friend and associate of the entire Smolett family and should have distanced herself from the case. It is hard to believe she is running for election again.

Allege diversity. Allege violence. Invite witch hunts, perhaps warlock trials. Pay the price.

Can’t someone other than that idiotic DA re-file the charges? I don’t think an honest DA would drop all the charges without requiring some kind of guilty plea in return. But I don’t understand why the charges have to stay dropped.

    RodFC in reply to OldProf2. | November 21, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Citizens can file charges, but a local lawyer took the DDA to court for not really recusing herself. A judge has appointed a different lawyer
    to review the case.

How delusional do you have to be to get nailed for this and then sue?

Couple more years he’ll be wiping your fenders at the car wash.

I hope karma hits this a-hole in a reverberating fashion.

Justice for Juicy!

Which means paying the city for the debts incurred and jail time

It’s not going to go well for him. He should fire his attorneys.
He’s going to always regret losing his acting job on “Empire.” Maybe his attorneys have some cleaning work at the office for him to do.

He is a pretty little fella. Hope his attorneys obtained substantial retainer while funds may still be available.

Won’t this idiot act like capernik and pretend to be a SJW who is a victim of racism and Trump? Then he can live off the sympathy of leftists.

Sounds like a typical lefty gaming the system; consider Lizzie.

Someone please put this idiot out of our misery.

As many Starbucks as there are he will always be able to find work.

If you haven’t seen Dave Chapelle’s “sticks and stones” special, you should watch it. His take down of “juicy” is brutal.

Lucifer Morningstar | November 22, 2019 at 4:47 pm

Having agreed to accept $10,000 from Mr. Smollett as payment in full connection with the dismissal of the charges against him,” the counterclaim filed Tuesday stated of his bond, “the City cannot seek additional recovery from Mr. Smollett under the doctrine of accord and satisfaction.

Wait a minute here. That doesn’t even make sense. I thought that $10,000 was part of a plea agreement (Smollett pays, they drop the charges) and has nothing to do with the amount of money that the Chicago Police Dept. wasted investigating Smollett’s hoax hate crime. So the city can still demand $130,000 from Smollett.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 22, 2019 at 7:47 pm

Smollett will never eat another foot-long Subway in Chicago again.

Thank god for he Nigerians! Who are doing the work we nativist xenophobes won’t do.

Which is apparently beat up gay black actors nobody ever heard of.

Fun fact: if 18 months ago you told me that “Mayor Pete” was gay I would not have driven to South Bend, Indiana, to beat him up. There is literally no amount of money you could have offered me.

I would have braved the drug cartels to see the dancing horses.

But I couldn’t lift a finger about some gay guy running for President.

Which doesn’t mean, now that he is in the race, gay “Mayor Pete” doesn’t 0oesn’t piss me off.

He does. Especially how he lies about being gay and Christian.

This isn’t just a theological difference. It’s about how he lies. This should interest everyone, even atheists, if you are not in on the lie.

I will leave you gentlemen and gentlewomen with a link. Actually two links.

If you have to go to the bottom, this is how you go to the bottom.

“…HMS Rawalpindi was an “armed merchantman”, a merchant ship equipped with outdated six inch guns just before the war so that she could perform a military role. In November 1939 she was under the command of Captain Edward Coverley Kennedy (father of Ludovic Kennedy) in the north Atlantic. Her role was to enforce the British blockade of Germany, intercepting German and other merchant ships heading for Germany and commandeering them. If she sighted German battleships it was intended that she would report their position so that the Royal Navy could attack then in strength. In particular the British believed the German pocket battleship Deutschland was in the area. When Captain Kennedy sighted a battleship in the late afternoon of 23 November he believed it was the Deutschland. In fact it was the Scharnhorst, probably the most powerful ship that the German navy then possessed…”

As they always say, read it all.

“Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain spoke in the House of Commons afterwards:..”

I always thought Chamberlain got short shrift in the histories; he was a patriot. Keep in mind we are, or at least me, talking about an armed merchant ship:

“These men might have known, as soon as they sighted the enemy, that there was no chance, but they had no thought of surrender. They fired their guns until they could be fired no more, and many went to their deaths in the great tradition of the Royal Navy. Their example will be an inspiration to those that come after them.”

In case any of you don’t, and lord knows I wouldn’t, want to wade through the bulls***t let me summarize.

The USS Sea Cloud was a naval ship of war. As a naval ship of war she could only use black Sailors in certain restricted lines of duty. Most prominently stewards in the officers’ mess.

Everybody thought this was bulls**t. I’ll leave the race riots for another time. I will just observe that everybody had a point.

Admirals King, Nimitz, Halsey, et al, already knew the results of what the Sea Cloud was supposed to prove. And I will sh*t on the grave of Woodrow Wilson.

Is that still too cryptic?

I mention this because I’m not a fan of the Bolshevik impulse toward airbrushing history. And it has gone further than the confederacy.

It took hours for me to find a reference to the USS Satterlee and the 2nd Rangers at Pointe du Hoc. It used to take me minutes.

“If you have studied D-Day, then odds are you have heard about the captain of DD-626, the Satterlee, who said that if beaching his destroyer was what was needed to help the Rangers he would. He ordered his ship into dangerous waters, filled with rock and sand, and provided point-blank fire support to the Rangers. That man above is the person who carried out those orders: John T. Siewert, helmsman of the Satterlee. The captain ordered, and he took her in. He ended up doing so many times over the next few days to so that precise fire could be laid where needed…”

Well, he wasn’t the first destroyer skipper to think grounding his boat might be the best course of action. But, how is anybody going to know about D-Day unless they can find it?

“Aboard the Monssen came Lt. Col. “Chesty” Puller…”

If you know of Marines, you need not me to tell you of Chesty Puller.

I find it satisfying that chesty crossed paths with the destroyer Navy. And he approved of her gunnery.

Yeah, I am so gender confuzzled.

Look, I can support the idea of an Expeditionary Support Base (ESB). I question the idea of naming it after the only man to earn five Navy Crosses but maybe that is just me. This looks like it could be a useful ship. I wouldn’t take her into harm’s way but I could see using her for disaster relief.

But is she or isn’t she?

” USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3), (formerly USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3)), (formerly T-MLP-3/T-AFSB-1…”

All those letters mean something, under law. Particularly the “T,” which means a civilian crew. It’s why the Comfort and Mercy (T-AH) can’t be shot at. At least, not legally.

If anybody can tell me what the people who put this boat together, what they might have been thinking, let me know.

I really miss my dog. Romeo. Who would despite his sixty pounds crawl into my lap and look into my eyes. And say. “Cut it out, you @$$hole. For the love of god, just stop.”

We are all going to end up missing my dog even if you didn’t know he was alive when he was still with us.

My dog kept me honest. Thank god for my dog.