Written by Jhamie Sass
Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, the brothers paid by actor Jussie Smollett to carry out a staged mugging in 2019, have broken their silence in a new interview coming days after the actor appealed a guilty verdict which arrived in 2021.
The disgraced star paid the brothers $3,500 to stage an attack on him in January 2019 as a hate crime to win the public’s sympathy. An act to which the Nigerian brothers described Smollet as a ‘crazy fraudster’ who wanted to be a ‘poster boy for activism.” The aspiring actors confessed the attack as a hoax nearly two days in a Chicago lockup.
Smollett was convicted of five counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police about being the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack he said was perpetrated by Trump supporters. The police believe the actor cut his own cheek to make the attack look real.
Watch the full interview below:
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