Nigerian Brothers Sue Jussie Smollett’s Legal Team
The two Nigerian brothers who were allegedly involved in the attack on Jussie Smollett are suing the actor’s legal team for ruining their reputation.
The Blast reports that court documents show that Abel and Ola Osundairo filed a lawsuit against Mark Geragos, his firm, and his associate Tina Glandian.
The brothers claim the lawyers “made public defamatory statements against Plaintiffs, which were published broadly in Illinois by major news outlets such as the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and WGN Radio. Moreover, these tortious statements involve a hoax conducted in Illinois and orchestrated by Mr. Smollett. Finally, and importantly, these statements also impacted the reputation of Plaintiffs, who are employed and live in Illinois.”
“As a result of Ms. Glandian’s comments, Plaintiffs have suffered significant emotional distress and feel unsafe and alienated in their local Chicago community. This is because Ms. Glandian, a very famous attorney, falsely and publicly stated Plaintiffs have committed a gruesome hate crime, lied under oath, and intentionally misled CPD.”
They add that they are completely innocent and Jussie orchestrated it all, adding, “Ms. Glandian’s statements indicating Plaintiffs actually criminally battered Mr. Smollett without his consent are patently false and defamatory, as Mr. Smollett originated, planned, and orchestrated the attack.”
They are suing for defamation with unspecified damages.