The controversy centering around “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, 36, has gained a lot of attention in recent days. Liberals initially empathized with Smollett when news broke that he was viciously attacked by Trump supporters. Conservatives, on the other hand, questioned the report from the beginning because there were several holes in Smollett’s story and he refused to hand over his phone records.
As previously reported, two men supposedly attacked Smollett when he went out for a Subway sandwich at 2:00 AM. The men allegedly fractured Smollett’s rib, tied a rope around his neck, and poured bleach on him as they yelled “This is MAGA country” and called him derogatory names.
However, after a police investigation changed the entire narrative of the story, liberals have stayed silent. Now, authorities have reason to believe that Smollett paid two brothers — that he knew personally — to orchestrate the attack.
The brothers, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, who are of Nigerian descent reportedly told police that they were paid in exchange to attack Smollett. According to them, Smollett's motive stemmed from anger over a threatening letter he received not getting enough media attention. It is possible that Smollett was also behind the letter.
The Osundairo brothers are set to appear in front of a jury if Smollett goes to trial. Ahead of a potential court appearance, the two spoke out with a somewhat surprising remark. They are not anti-Trump, which is interesting considering the staged attack revolved around painting Trump supporters in a negative light.
"We are not racist. We are not homophobic and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens," the brother said in a statement.
Watch the ABC News clip below for more information regarding this case:
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