Jussie Smollett Experience Another Setback In City Of Chicago Lawsuit
Jussie Smollet’s legal battle with the City of Chicago is far from been settled. A federal judge has just denied his request to toss the lawsuit filed against him by the City of Chicago, but the ‘Empire’ star is maintaining his innocence of allegations against him.
A lawyer for Smollett, William J. Quinlan had this to say,
“The Court today ruled that the City’s case will be decided on the facts and not the pleadings. As you know, in the legal system dismissal on the pleadings is a very high bar and, as a result, the Court’s decision is not surprising. The pleadings are just the city’s side of the story Now, Mr. Smollett will get to present his side of the case. Mr. Smollett has always maintained his innocence and is eager to have the complete facts of the case come out. He looks forward to taking depositions and otherwise bringing to light many of the facts that have been overlooked in the court of public opinion to date. Mr. Smollett is confident that once the full story is available he will be vindicated.”