Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Says City Will Make ‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Pay Back at Least $130,000 for Police Investigation, Including Overtime Hours

City leaders are demanding that Empire star Jussie Smollett pay back at least $130,000 for the police investigation into his claims of a racial attack or they will go after him for making false statements that could carry even heftier penalties, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and municipal attorneys said Thursday.

Calls to Probe Obama Links to the Shock Decision to Drop Charges Against Jussie Smollett After It Emerges Jussie’s Sisters Worked for the Former President’s Campaign and Made Personal Visits to White House Aide

The shock decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett has critics questioning whether the Empire actor’s high-powered connections were involved as police call for a probe into the Obama links to his case.

‘Angered and Devastated’ Jussie Smollett Furiously Denies Paying Two Nigerian Brothers $3,500 to Participate in Attack He Orchestrated Against Himself and Could Face 3 Years in Prison for Lying to Police

Empire star Jussie Smollett has furiously denied paying two Nigerian brothers $3,500 to attack him and says he is ‘angered and devastated’ after investigators in Chicago claimed he orchestrated his own assault.