Smollett Wants To Move Chicago Lawsuit To Federal Court
July 6, 2019 12:00AM CDT
Jussie Smollett is requesting that the lawsuit filed against him by the city of Chicago be moved from state to federal court. In a motion filed Wednesday, the actor’s lawyers argue that federal court is the proper venue for the case because the actor is a California resident. The city sued Smollett in April for the cost of investigating his allegations that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago in January. The suit came after prosecutors decided to dismiss charges against the actor related to making a false report.