The actor Jussie Smollett has sued the city of Chicago and multiple police officers for malicious prosecution.
Reuters reports that Smolett said they caused him economic harm, mental anguish and distress.
Smollett made his accusation in a counterclaim made public on Wednesday.
The city is suing him to recoup costs for investigating his alleged false hate crime allegation.
Chicago had sued Smollett in April, and the lawsuit is pending in Chicago federal court.