Jussie Smollett was working on a plea deal over allegations he staged a hate attack on himself, one month before charges were dropped.

The 'Empire' star was told in March he wouldn't be charged over allegations he orchestrated a racist and homophobic attack on himself in January, but just one month before prosecutors decided to drop the charges against the star, they had reportedly told police they were going to pursue a plea deal, including a fine and community service time.

According to a mammoth 460-page document that was released on Thursday (30.05.19) - which detailed the timeline of how detectives handled Jussie's case - prosectors told Chicago police detectives just days after Jussie's arrest that he would be let off the alleged crimes with a $10,000 fine and an undefined amount of time in community service.

However, the documents show there was no mention of dropping the charges against the actor, and detectives only discovered they ''could no longer investigate the crime'' when Jussie was indicted on disorderly conduct charges on February 28, a month after his initial claims were made.

Risa Lanier, one of the Cook County State's Attorney's top deputies, told police officials then ''that she felt the case would be settled with Smollett paying the City of Chicago $10,000 in restitution and doing community service,'' and that she'd be in touch to request the rest of their evidence, but detectives claim no-one ever reached out to them for the details.

Recently, Jussie was hit with a lawsuit by the City of Chicago, who are suing him for $130,000 to compensate for the overtime pay for police who investigated his case.

The City says the cost of investigating the case was at least $130,000 in overtime alone, but it wants hundreds of thousands of dollars on top of that to cover attorneys fees and additional expenses.

But Jussie's attorney Marc Geragos said he won't be paying the city a penny, because he maintains his innocence in the alleged hate attack.

Marc said: ''Mr. Smollett will not be intimidated into paying the demanded sum. Mr. Smollett vehemently denies making any false statements.''