There’s A Documentary About The Jussie Smollett Case, And His ‘Attackers’ Are Talking

There’s A Documentary About The Jussie Smollett Case, And His ‘Attackers’ Are Talking

It’s been over a year since Jussie Smollett was found guilty of lying about a hate crime, and now, the brothers who admitted that they were hired by the actor to take part in the staged attack have spoken out about their role in the bizarre incident.

Nigerian brothers, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo revealed the role they played in the fiasco in their interview for a new six-part docuseries for Fox Nation, Jussie Smollett: Anatomy of a Hoax.

Back in 2019, Smollett paid the Osundairo siblings $3,500 to stage the attack on the streets of Chicago. After he went to the hospital and the story broke via social media, the actor claimed that a pair of MAGA hat-wearing white supremacists were responsible. The story quickly gained media attention, and the public was outraged at the apparent hate crime.

However, during the investigation and subsequent trial, it was revealed that Smollett had concocted the whole thing as a bid for attention and sympathy.

In their interview, the brothers revealed that Smollett wanted to be seen as some sort of inspiration to both Black and gay people.

“He wanted to be the poster boy for activism,” they said. “He wanted to be the hero.”

The Osundairo brothers, Bola and Ola

They revealed that they weren’t aware of Smollett’s plan to publicize the ‘attack’ as a hate crime, as he had told them that he wanted to make a video he would post on social media. The seeming benignness of his request was what convinced them to agree to his plan. According to them, they were out of the US and back in Nigeria, auditioning for Big Brother Naija when the story broke, and they weren’t aware of the furor that the ‘attack’ had become until they flew back to America and were detained at the airport.

They admitted to feeling betrayed after they were arrested and Smollett appeared to throw them under the bus.

“That’s when I knew that this dude was like a supervillain,” one of the brothers said.

During the trial, Smollett’s team tried to discredit the Osundairo brothers by claiming that one of them, Bola, had sexual relations with Jussie and that they had attempted to shake down Jussie with their testimony. When Bola Osundairo was asked how he felt hearing Jussie lie about their relationship, and how he would feel if a gay guy hit on him, here’s what he had to say:

The docuseries also dives deep into the investigation, with some of the police officers who took part in discovering that the entire affair was made up and that the “perpetrators” were not white men in MAGA hats, but rather two Black brothers.

For his part, Smollett has not admitted guilt, even to this day. He served six days of a 150-day jail sentence in Chicago. He has not worked significantly since then, as Hollywood seems to have turned its back on the once-rising star following his hoax.

The Smollett case has been one of the most bizarre and controversial stories in recent years. It highlights the dangers of seeking attention and sympathy at any cost, and the potential consequences of such actions.

You can watch the first episode of the docuseries below:

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  1. Francis
    March 31, 19:52 Reply

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