Osundairo Brothers Accuse Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers of Defamation in Lawsuit
The two Nigerian brothers hired by Chicago actor Jussie Smollett to stage a hoax hate crime against him are speaking out- and pursuing a lawsuit against Smollett’s lawyers for defamation.
The Osundairo brothers, who had previously worked with Smollett as film extras and personal trainers, are leaving no doubt that the actor orchestrated the entire event for publicity from the beginning. They’ve filed a lawsuit in federal court stating as such, describing Smollett as having “entirely conceived and directed the hoax.”
New information about the hoax is revealed in the court filing, including the brothers’ account that Smollett instructed them on a specific location and told them to include a noose. Smollett’s motivation in staging the hoax was pure publicity, with the Osundairo brothers describing him as someone who “wanted his employer and the public to notice and appreciate him as a successful Black, openly gay actor.”
Smollett’s lawyers, Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian, had accused the brothers of conducting the act without direction from Smollett in numerous media appearances, despite overwhelming evidence such as previous financial transaction connecting them to Smollett. Apparently we’re meant to believe that the two Nigerian immigrants simply decided to attack the actor who paid them for personal training in a racist ‘MAGA’ attack.
Smollett escaped the criminal charges he originally faced for the hoax under circumstances many are describing as dubious or even corrupt. Chicago Police have expressed indignation about the manner in which Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx dismissed the prosecution of Smollett, simply letting him off the hook for performing a few hours of community services. No new information establishing Smollett’s innocence played a role in the decision to drop charges against the Empire actor.
The Osundairo brother’s lawsuit will likely represent the closest Smollett’s hoax will ever get to formal adjudication in a legal setting, and Big League Politics will continue to monitor for new developments.
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