Jussie Smollett Can't Sue Chicago For Malicious Prosecution

Law360 (April 23, 2020, 11:02 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge ruled that Jussie Smollett can't pursue allegations that the city of Chicago, its police department and others participated in a malicious prosecution of the "Empire" actor after he was attacked earlier this year and then accused of staging the incident himself.

U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Kendall said Smollett can't bring his claims because the prosecution isn't over yet.

A malicious prosecution case would require the case to be terminated in Smollett's favor, but a case against the actor that was dismissed has resurfaced in the form of proceedings being overseen by a special prosecutor, Judge Kendall...

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