All Charges Against Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped

Jussie Smollett attorneys argue city lawsuit should be tossed

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That argument contained in a filing this week by Smollett's attorneys is the latest effort to have the city's federal lawsuit dismissed.

Attorneys say Smollett couldn't have known that his police report after the alleged January attack would trigger 1,836 hours of police overtime and that such reports don't typically result in such extensive investigations.

Smollett was charged with staging the attack but after he pleaded not guilty, prosecutors dismissed the charges. Now a special prosecutor is examining that decision. A court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 22.

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