Jussie Smollett accused of staging hate crimes to prove a point to network leaders + allegedly paid man $ 3,500 for false attack
As Jussie SmollettThe trial is underway, more and more accusations about the actor are emerging.
Back in early 2019, empire actor Jussie Smollett came forward memorably, claiming he was attacked by two men in a hate crime in Chicago, Illinois. Two Nigerian brothers named Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo-Actors who starred as extras empire– were later arrested for the case, although they claimed that the actor paid them to attack him.
The authorities also had particular doubts Jussie Smollett‘s story, and he quickly came under fire and great suspicion, as many believed that he had in fact himself staged the hate crime. He was later arrested because of the case, and his long-awaited trial started on Monday (November 29).
He faces six counts of aggravated disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to authorities and could be sentenced to 3 years behind bars.
Yesterday (Wednesday, December 1st) was one of the aforementioned brothers who was originally a suspect –Abimbola Osundairo– accepted line-up Jussie Smollett. Abimbola Osundairo witnessed:
“He explained that he wanted me to fake him. I agreed to do that because most importantly, I felt indebted to him, to Jussie. He also got me a stand-in role on ‘ Empire ‘, and I also believed that he could help advance my acting career. “
He then explained Jussie had allegedly received some hate mail that the network did not take seriously, leading to the alleged plan to stage a hate crime:
“He talked about the studio not taking the post seriously, the hate mail he had received earlier. I was confused, I looked confused, and then he explained that he wanted me to fake him. [to make the network take it seriously]. “
Osundairo went on:
“He wanted me to hit him, but he wanted me to pull in the fight so I did not hurt him, and then he wanted me to hit him and throw him to the ground and give him a blue feel. Then he wanted it to look like he was fighting, so I was supposed to give him a chance to fight and then eventually throw him to the ground, and my brother would tie the noose around his neck. and pour bleach on him.
Osundario also revealed it Smollett had allegedly instructed him and his brother to say things like “This is MAGA-land”, “N **** r” and “f **** t” to make the trial more credible. Then he added:
“He said there would be a camera to capture the fake attack, that he would have a camera to capture the fake attack.”
He also claimed he received $ 3,500 for his role in the allegedly staged attack.
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