Unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick and unemployed actor Jussie Smollett must share a brain, because the level of ego the pair of these guys have is simply astounding and never disappoints in terms of shock value. That being said, Smollett’s latest move shows how out of touch with reality the guy seems to be.
Smollett filed a counterclaim on Tuesday against “the city of Chicago, multiple police officers and two brothers,” saying that “malicious prosecution caused him economic harm, ‘humiliation, mental anguish and extreme emotional distress,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Get all the way out of here with that crap. So this joker didn’t care that people he disagrees with politically suffered “humiliation, mental anguish and extreme emotional distress,” but when he’s outed as a BS artist he can’t handle the heat.
Too often, this is what you get when someone has been a part of Hollywood their entire adult life. Talk about “mental.”
The Sun-Times reported:
The counterclaim was contained in a 49-page answer to a lawsuit filed by the city against Smollett. It seeks to recover $130,106 for the investigation it conducted after Smollett in January made the allegedly false claim that he’d been the victim of a racist and homophobic beating.
Smollett’s counterclaim targets the city, the Chicago Police Department, Detectives Michael Theis and Edward Wodnicki, Supt. Eddie Johnson and Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, along with other unnamed individuals[…]
They also say the city cannot recover costs from Smollett because it already accepted $10,000 from him “as payment in full in connection with the dismissal of the charges against him.”
If you remember — I wouldn’t blame from blocking this abomination of a story from your memory — Smollett claimed in January that two men in ski masks attacked him with bleach and a noose while calling him a bunch of racial and homophobic slurs and telling him, “This is MAGA country.” This all supposedly happened in the business district of Chicago at two in the morning when he had a hankering for a Subway sandwich and the temperature was below zero.
Sure, it did.
The only reason Smollett is filing this counterclaim is because U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall said the city of Chicago’s lawsuit against him could proceed.
The very same day Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the woman who dropped the charges against Smollett and let him off the hook, announced her re-election bid by saying that she “didn’t handle it well” in terms of the case. Despite her admission, Foxx never apologized for her conduct and blamed all the backlash against her and her office on President Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).