The Dallas Morning News

Chicago raises stakes in suit against actor

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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.”

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