Jussie Smollett Files Counterclaim Against Chicago for Malicious Prosecution

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Jussie Smollett Files Counterclaim Against Chicago for Malicious Prosecution
Jussie Smollett filed a malicious prosecution counterclaim in federal court late Tuesday against the city of Chicago, including multiple Chicago Police Department officers.

The suit names Superintendent Eddie Johnson, as well as brothers Abimbola Osundairo and Olabinjo Osundairo, stating that “as a proximate result of the wrongful conduct engaged in by Counterclaim-Defendants, Mr. Smollett has suffered and continues to suffer substantial economic damages as well as reputational harm, humiliation, mental anguish and extreme emotional distress in an amount according to proof at trial.”

The document states that “The City Counterclaim-Defendants knew or should have known that no probable cause existed to prosecute Mr. Smollett, based [sic] the facts known at the time. Under the circumstances, it was obvious that prosecuting Mr. Smollett without probable cause would result in the violation of his constitutional and legal rights.”

Smollett’s counterclaim,
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