The Jussie Smollett saga continues as new lawsuit emerges.
The Osundairo brothers are behind this latest litigation. They’re suing two of Smollett’s defense attorneys, Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian, for defamation and false light.
They were initially arrested as suspects in the alleged attack, only to be released later. According to court documents obtained by the Chicago Sun Times, the brothers say Smollett paid them to stage the attack and directed every aspect of the scheme.
“Mr. Smollett used his clout as a wealthy actor to influence Plaintiffs, who were in a subordinate relationship to him and were aspiring to ‘make it’ in Hollywood,” the lawsuit said. “Mr. Smollett’s motivation was simple. He wanted his employer and the public to notice and appreciate him as a successful black, openly gay actor. So, Mr. Smollett directed every aspect of the attack, including the location and the noose.”
Cook County state’s attorney’s office dropped all criminal charges against Smollett last month after he paid $10,000 and performed community service. After those charges were dropped, the Osundairo brothers claim both lawyers continued to blame them for the attack in multiple media appearances.
Glandian is accused of going as far as suggesting Smollett and Bola Osundairo had a sexual relationship during an interview on a podcast. That claim allegedly caused Bola severe distress as he is heterosexual, in a relationship and often visits family in Nigeria. Same-sex activity is illegal in Nigeria and can result in 14 years in prison or death.
This federal lawsuit comes on the heels of another lawsuit from the City of Chicago demanding Smollett pay them back for money spent on the investigation. Smollett has continued to maintain his innocence.
The Internet Reacts To Jussie Smollett’s Arrest
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Jussie in jail right now like pic.twitter.com/XjTHsT3BeG— EMOTIONAL TWAT 🦑 (@squidneyevans) February 21, 2019
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Jussie Smollett can finally breathe a sigh of relief - his attacker has been arrested! 😄— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) February 21, 2019
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I need a “Jussie shit” support group bro I cannot cope— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) February 21, 2019
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This Jussie Smollet shit is crazy and the wildest part of it all might be that there's actually someone under the age of 63 who is out here writing checks in the year of our Lord 2019. This nigga is straight out of a comic book— America is musty 2021 (@DragonflyJonez) February 21, 2019
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if jussie "lied" than he only did it to get out of the cult that is fox's contract so he can own his music rights and stop wasting his talent on love & hip hop the musical. pic.twitter.com/TJfzeNfnQE— can't hear u (@ana1star_) February 21, 2019
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Jussie Smollett: “Who says, fa**ot, Empire n***er, this MAGA country, n***er, ties a noose around your neck and pours bleach on you?”— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) February 21, 2019
Turns out nobody does.
Absolutely nobody. pic.twitter.com/jf15WhBEg2
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Tristan Thompson and Jussie Smollett just ruining black history month🤦🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/0vLjhWjjsc— 𝘕𝘪𝘷 ☆ (@niveaversace) February 21, 2019
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Liam Neeson: "Where was Jussie Smollett when I needed him?— Peter Egan (@PeterEg86704837) February 21, 2019
Jussie Smollett: " Where was Liam Neeson when I needed him?"
Osundairo Brothers’ Lawsuit: Jussie Smollett Faked Attack was originally published on 92q.com