Jussie Smollett will be sued by the City of Chicago after refusing to reimburse the cost of investigating an alleged assault on him in the city.
Prosecutors say a homophobic and racist attack was staged to boost the actor's career, but Smollett has always maintained his innocence.
The 36 year-old was given seven days to pay $130,000 to cover the investigation's cost.
The deadline passed on Thursday and now a civil complaint will be filed.
Charges against the actor in relation to him falsifying a police report on the alleged assault were dropped last week.