Judge Denies Jussie Smollett’s Request To Throw Out Lawsuit: ‘This Will Be Going Forward’.
Actor Jussie Smollett lost a round in court Tuesday as part of his effort to avoid having to pay the city of Chicago for the costs of an investigation into his allegations that he was the victim of a crime.
The city is suing Smollett for $130,106 to cover costs related to the investigation that eventually ruled Smollett’s claim was a hoax. The actor’s attorneys had wanted the suit dismissed.
“This will be going forward,” U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall said Tuesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.