Jussie Smollett Rehearsed Fake Hate Crime

February 19, 2019

USA Today

from rhymeswithsnitch

Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, the two Nigerian brothers who were arrested for allegedly attacking Jussie Smollett and who are now cooperating with the investigation [click here if you missed that], claim they rehearsed the fight scene with Jussie before going through with the ruse...

From CBS

Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage an attack against him, directed them to buy items used in the alleged assault and actually rehearsed it with them, sources say.

Sources say at least one of the brothers bought the rope used in the incident at Smollett’s request. The sources also say the “Empire” actor paid for the rope, which was purchased at the Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in the Ravenswood neighborhood the weekend of Jan. 25.

The brothers, who were questioned by police this week before being released, were paid $3,500 before leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon their return.

They left for Nigeria later in the day on Jan. 29, after the attack.

Sources said one of the brothers held the rope and poured bleach while the other wore a plain red hat and yelled slurs at Smollett.

The sources say the red hat was bought at an Uptown beauty supply store and that the attack was supposed to happen before Jan. 29. The brothers told detectives the three men rehearsed the attack days prior to it happening.