The two Nigerian brothers connected to "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's alleged fake hate crime claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the actor organized every aspect of the attack, which was created to help him cultivate an image as a successful gay, black actor.
CWB Chicago reports that "t$3 he complaint filed this morning in Chicago's federal courthouse seeks more than $75,000 each for Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo and Abimbola "Bola" Osundairo from attorneys Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian as well as the Geragos & Geragos Law Firm".
The Osundairo brothers are now suing Smollett's legal team for defamation.
Ms. Glandian then falsely submitted that Plaintiffs may have been wearing "whiteface" while attacking Mr. Smollett - again stating Plaintiffs battered Mr. Smollett and adding the implication that this battery was a hate crime...
Of the Osundario brothers, who JoJo claims Jussie, 37, believes were not his attackers, he wrote that "detectives refused to show Jussie video, photos, or any evidence to prove they were the attackers".
But police arrested Smollett in February, accusing him of staging the entire thing and paying two black men to help him pull it off.
Disgraced Empire star Jussie Smollet's family are doubling down on the alleged bogus beatdown that has sent the actor's career and life off the rails.
Geragos, too, is accused of advancing that narrative and alleging the Osundairo brothers lied to police, the lawsuit says.
Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo filed suit in federal court in IL on Tuesday.
Two weeks later, Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct - and 12 days after that all charges against him were controversially dropped. Instead, these statements were unnecessarily made on national media to advance Mr. Smollett's and Ms. Glandian's reputation and high fame at high cost to [the brothers],' it said. "We will no longer sit back and allow these lies to continue". "The numerous police leaks, which prompted an internal Chicago Police investigation, convicted Jussie in the court of public opinion before he even entered a courtroom".
Jussie Smollett maintains that he is innocent, but now is suffering from night terrors, Jojo reported. They also denied the accusations of drug trafficking and homosexuality, saying such claims put their lives in danger in Nigeria where same sex activity is illegal.