Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel demands Jussie Smollett pay back city for investigation

President Trump slammed the decision to drop charges against the "Empire" actor, calling the move "an absolute embarrassment to our country."
2:24 | 03/28/19

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Transcript for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel demands Jussie Smollett pay back city for investigation
Next, new developments after the bombshell decision to drop charges against actor jussie smollett for the alleged hate crime attack. The city of Chicago today sending him a bill for the cost of the police investigation, $130,000. President trump weighing in, calling the situation an embarrassment to our nation, saying the justice department and the FBI will investigate. ABC's Alex Perez. Reporter: Embattled actor jussie smollett in L.A. Tonight. What do you say to your fans? My fans already know how much I love them. Reporter: But back in Chicago, growing backlash. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who called the dismissal of charges against smollett a whitewash of justice, demanding the actor pay the city back more than $130,000 for the cost of the investigation. When he does pay the city back, in that memo section, he can write, I'm sorry enter I'm accountable for what I have done. Reporter: The president today slamming the decision to drop charges, which is already under review by the FBI. I think that case is an absolute embarrassment to our country and somebody has to at least take a very good hard look at it. Reporter: But tonight it's smollett's attorney demanding an apology and offering a new explanation for what happened that night. Smollett insisted the men in this video were his attackers, I don't have any doubt in my mind that that's them. Never did. Reporter: The two men later identified as brothers and said that smollett paid him to attack him. But he told police he could see the white skin around one of the attackers eyes. Today she suggested they might have worn makeup, appearing to reference this YouTube video showing one of the brothers in white makeup, re-enacting the joker scene from "Batman." One of the first videos that showed up actually was one of the brothers in white face doing a joker monologue with white makeup on. So, it is not implausible. So many questions. Jussie landing there in los Angeles where he is nominated for an naacp image award where he is no, ma'am rated for his role on the show. For the fourth year in a row. It's still unclear if he will attend. Cecilia? All right, thank you.

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