Jussie Smollett’s legal team has promised swift action should the city of Chicago follow through with its threat to sue the “Empire” actor to reimburse the city for the cost of investigating his controversial case.
In a letter from Smollett’s lawyers obtained by Fox News on Friday, Mark Geragos said Smollett “will not be intimidated into paying” the $130,000.
Geragos said if the city follows through with its threat Thursday to sue Smollett, he’ll demand sworn depositions from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and the two brothers who told police Smollett paid them to “attack” him.
“Mr. Smollett vehemently denies making any false statements,” the letter reads. “Your claim that Smollett filed a false police report and orchestrated his own attack is false and defamatory.”