Jussie Smollett's public relations team said Wednesday that "every iota" of the actor's report, which fell victim to a racist, anti-gay attack last January in Chicago, is backed by police evidence, even though the Police repeatedly said that everything had been staged.  The statement followed a request from the city on Monday defending its lawsuit to recover the cost of investigating an alleged January ad campaign, saying, "Any amount of information Smollett has provided has been fully confirmed. "
The statement did not state what evidence allegedly supported Smollett's claim that masked men hurling racist and homophobic insults hit him and looped a noose around his neck
In June, the Chicago Police Department issued a wealth of evidence collected as part of their investigation of Smollett's allegations. The surveillance video then received from Fox News showed that Smollett and two brothers – the police insisted the actor acted like he was beating him – walked about minutes before the attack near the alleged attack site, the police said.
] Smollett's lawyers argue that the federal court is the appropriate venue for the case, since the actor who lived in Chicago during the filming of "Empire" is actually based in California.
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Smollett is unwavering in clearing his name of allegations he is making against himself has committed a suspected hate crime.
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Prosecutors abruptly dropped the indictment of Smollett for submitting a false report in March. However, the police department and city officials claim that Smollett staged the incident in January, and they tried to recover $ 130,000 for overtime from the police.
Special Prosecutor Dan Webb is currently investigating the prosecutor's decision to drop the charges against Smollett.
Associated Press has contributed to this report.