Jussie Smollett Sued by City of Chicago for $130,000

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(WBBM) -- The city of Chicago has now formally filed a lawsuit against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett in hopes of recovering $130,000 in costs police say they incurred investigating what they call a hate-crime hoax.

The city recently sent Smollett a bill connected to its investigation of his claim that two men jumped him in Streeterville in January during one of the coldest nights of the year.