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Now that all charges have been dropped against Jussie Smollett, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reportly considering taking the 'Empire' actor to court himself.
According to CBS News, Emanuel wants to sue Smollett for $150,000 to recoup the cost of the city's investigation into his alleged staging of a hate crime attack. But legal analysts say such a lawsuit would be 'unprecedented' and would be difficult to pull off.
On Tuesday March 26th, charges against Smollett were dropped in exchange for 16 hours of community service and a $10,000 bond which Smollett forfeited to the city. Emanuel and police superintendent Eddie Johnson were reportedly 'furious' over the news and are questioning his innocence. They weren’t pleased with the Cook County State's Attorney dropping all 16 charges before trial.
Since the charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped his co-star, Taraji P. Henson has come out in support of Smollett saying she, “knew all along” he was telling the truth, "We're all happy for him, and thank God the truth prevailed."
Henson went on to say that she’s not “easily swayed” by public opinion especially when she’s “knows what type of activism this young man does in his community, I know that he's a giver – he's not an attention-seeker."