Recently, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo reenacted the alleged staged racist and homophobic attack against Jussie Smollett in 2019, which ultimately landed the ‘Empire’ actor in jail. The brothers spoke to Fox Nation and gave insight into how the situation transpired in their first detailed interview since they testified at Jussie Smollett’s trial in 2021.
Footage showed the brothers returning to the Chicago block where the alleged attack occurred, saying “We made sure we got there at 2 a.m. sharp. We had no phones because he did not want us to bring any phones.” Abimbola continued, “So 2 a.m., he was nowhere to be found. He was not there, so we were like, ‘Damn, what do we do?’ We didn’t have no way of contacting him. He had no way of contacting us. So we waited here for about … four minutes.”
Abimbola went on to say they ended up seeing the actor, and detailed the exchange between them in the hoax. “As we cross the street, we said, ‘Hey,’ to get his attention. ‘Hey, n****r.’ He turned around, looked at us, and that’s when we started yelling the famous slurs he wanted us to yell. ‘Hey, aren’t you that ‘Empire’ f****t?’”
The brothers noted that Smollett didn’t give a motive but said he wanted to be “the poster boy for activism” and that the actor guided them through the plan and went with them to the site where the “incident” would take place. The Osundairo brothers were eventually identified by police and brought in. As a result, Smollett received 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for making false reports. Watch above.
source: NY Post