Law Enforcement Claims Jussie Smollett Rehearsed Attack With Two Brothers
Jussie Smollett allegedly rehearsed his horrific “attack” days before the incident took place.
TMZ reports that police claim that Abel and Ola Osundairo revealed to them that they got in a car with Jussie and looked for a location, settling on the one right outside the actor’s apartment. They looked for a location that would be in direct view of a camera.
Apparently, the star decided to carry out the attack because a threatening letter he received a week earlier failed to get a bigger reaction. CBS 2 reports that Smollett was upset about the lack of attention the letter had received at Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, where “Empire” is set. CBS wrote that “when the letter didn’t get enough attention, he concocted the staged attack.”
The brothers reveal that they were told to get “physical” with the actor.
In addition, it is reported that the brothers played out the attack as usual and screamed that they recognized Jussie from “Empire.” They also shouted homophobic epithets at him.
The brother’s claim that they did not intend to harm Jussie.