Lawyer for ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett answers Chicago’s demand of $130K, says actor ‘will not be intimidated’
If the city follows through on threats to sue Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor’s attorneys would insist on deposing Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and other key players in the whirlwind legal saga, according to a letter from Smollett’s legal team obtained by the Tribune.
“In light of their apparent vested interest in the matter, we are confident that Mayor Emanuel and Superintendent Johnson will not object to providing their testimony under oath,” attorney Mark Geragos states in the letter, which was addressed to the city’s corporation counsel and dated Thursday.
“Mr. Smollett’s preference remains, however, that this matter be closed and that he be allowed to move on with his life.”
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Chicago attorney calls for Jussie Smollett to be RE-CHARGED with staging alleged attack and calls for investigation into whether city’s top prosecutor interfered in controversial decision to drop felony charges
A Chicago attorney has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Jussie Smollett should be re-charged with staging an attack on himself and if the city’s top prosecutor interfered with the case.
Saani Mohammed filed a petition asking for the investigation into Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx’s actions over the decision to drop the 16 felony charges against the Empire actor.
According to court documents, Mohammed, who until recently worked in Foxx’s office, wrote that a prosecutor should investigate if Foxx ‘acted to impede the investigation… concealed evidence, and/or intentionally misled the public’.