The drama following Jussie Smollett's alleged attack isn't done unfolding, as he is now suing the City of Chicago. The former “Empire” star is arguing that officials constructed the story that he was the “mastermind of a hoax attack” and “that has cost him dearly.”

TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, where Smollett states “the Osundairo brothers were held for 47 hours and they adamantly denied any involvement in the assault.” He also reportedly says it was only after they were assured they’d get immunity that they told the story of a staged attack. 

“He doesn’t know what involvement, if any, the Osundairo brothers had in the attack. He thinks the brothers were lured into the smear campaign by cops,” the lawsuit also reportedly states.

Smollett has named the Osundairo brothers, multiple officials and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson as the people he was targeting in the suit.  

The hoax attack Smollett is referring to happened on Jan. 29. The actor claimed that two white men in ‘MAGA’ hats attacked him by punching him, pouring a chemical substance on him and wrapping a rope around his neck.  

The star received a lot of public attention from celebrities and the general public who stood with him and shared their support with the hashtag #Justice4Jussie. Shortly after, news dropped that the alleged attackers were two Nigerian men that Smollett reportedly paid. The actor was then charged by the police with “disorderly conduct/filing a false report.” 

On March 26, all the charges are dropped by Kim Foxx and she was “harshly criticized,” according to Time Magazine

In April, the City of Chicago sued Smollett in a civil complaint, seeking damages over the alleged false attack.  That suit also claimed that the police worked 1,800 hours in overtime, resulting in the city paying $130,106.15. 

Jussie Smollett after bond posting Empire actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail after posting bond on Feb 21, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images