So, Jussie Smollett walked away scot-free on charges that he formulated and carried out a grand hoax to gain media attention and trash Trump supporters’ reputation despite good evidence he committed the crime.
But, he is the one demanding an apology from the mayor of Chicago?!
This is ridiculous!
Take a look:
Fox News reported on the development:
The city of Chicago delivered a letter to Jussie Smollett's legal team seeking $130,000 from the actor, a spokesperson for the city law department revealed to Fox News on Thursday, as Smollett's lawyers demanded an apology from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for "for dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud."
"It is the Mayor and the Police Chief who owe Jussie - owe him an apology - for dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud. Jussie has paid enough," the legal team's statement said.
NBC News also reported:
Earlier Thursday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Smollett should cover the costs of the police department's investigation into his claimed attack.
The actor's attorneys fired back at Emanuel, saying in a statement that the mayor and the police department owe Smollett an apology "for dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud."
"Jussie has paid enough," his lawyers said.
Smollett was indicted earlier this month on 16 felony counts for allegedly filing a false police report about the alleged attack.
On Tuesday, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office dropped all charges.
Rightfully so, some have taken to Twitter to voice their opinion on Smollett's smug apology request:
Though the mayor has yet to comment on Smollet's demands for him to apologize, Smollett got exactly the apology he deserved from Piers Morgan...
Check it out: