The Dallas Morning News
Chicago raises stakes in suit against actor
CHICAGO — Chicago sued Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, antigay attack that authorities say the Empire actor faked as a publicity stunt.
The city now say sit wants triple the $130,106 it initially asked Smollett to pay. Smollett, who denies the allegations, refused to pay the $130,106.
The lawsuit says the city wants over $390,000 plus “further relief as this Court deems just and equitable.”