Jussie Smollett Told Police Osundairo Brothers Weren’t His Attackers, They’re ‘Black As Sin’
Today (May 30), Chicago police released nearly 500 pages of documents in the Jussie Smollett case, where he explained to authorities why he didn’t believe the Osundairo brothers (Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo) were behind the attack.
While the city of Chicago dropped the multiple charges against Smollett for allegedly orchestrating an attack on himself, the Empire star identified two persons in a photo; one “as his trainer, his friend, and [the other as] an extra ‘Empire.'”
Additionally, the documents state, “Victim [name redacted] realized that the photos he viewed were of the persons that were in custody at this time. Victim [name redacted] said it can’t be them, ‘They are black as sin.'” He added they weren’t a threat, explaining, “They are straight so we don’t have any problems with women or men. They did not owe me any money, I don’t owe them any money. We have a good relationship.”
In the aftermath of the highly public case, the brothers reportedly relayed their feelings of regret, however, they’ve planned to sue Smollett’s legal team for defamation.
In addition, Smollett faces his own case after the city of Chicago filed a suit for investigative charges.
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