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Lawyer Says The Nigerian Brothers Are Ready To Testify Against Smollett

Things are NOT looking good for “Juicy Smolliet” as Dave Chappelle famously lampooned him!

By the way, if you have not watched that bit from Chappelle, stop what you are doing and watch it right now….👇

Ok, sorry for that little detour, but isn't that hilarious!

Still hilarious the 5th time I've seen it!

Ok, back to the story.

It has NOT been a good week for Juicy.

First he was indicted.

And now the case appears to be building as the attorney for the Nigerian Brothers say the are prepared to testify against the actor.


Take a look:

Here's more, from Breitbart:

Nigerian brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo are prepared to testify at the upcoming trial for Empire actor Jussie Smollett, according to their lawyers, who also mentioned that the two brothers will not feel vindicated unless Smollett is found guilty of lying to police, adding that they do not have any “ill will” toward the actor — only toward his lawyers, for calling them “liars.”

“They have no ill will towards Mr Smollett,” said Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez — one of the lawyers for the Osundairo brothers — to the Daily Mail.

“They really feel like their role in this now is to be honest about what they know,” she added. “They hope he can be honest about what he knows.”

Smollett was recently indicted by a special prosecutor in Chicago over his alleged hate crime hoax last year, in which the actor claimed that he was physically attacked by two men wearing MAGA hats who put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him, and shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him, before eventually yelling, “This is MAGA country!”

After the details surrounding Smollett’s claims began to unravel, it became apparent that the actor had paid the two Nigerian brothers to stage the attack.

In a shocking move, the initial charges against Smollett were promptly dropped by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx, who was reported to have had close ties with former First Lady Michelle Obama, whose husband — President Barack Obama — Smollett had campaigned for.

On Tuesday, following the actor being charged with lying to police by a special prosecutor, a lawyer representing the Osundairo brothers says that the two are willing to testify — for either side — in Smollett’s trial.

“They don’t feel vindicated,” said Schmidt Rodriguez of the Nigerian brothers. “A real vindication would be when a court of law says, ‘OK Mr Smollett — you were guilty of lying.’ At that point they would.”

The report added that the Osundairo brothers have found Smollett’s lawyers to be “so offensive and so hurtful” in accusing them of lying.

“Who is really attacking their character is just the lawyers,” said Schmidt Rodriguez. “It’s not Jussie. It’s his lawyers who painted my clients to be self-serving sycophants to create a ruse to escape liability.”

“It’s so offensive and so hurtful,” the lawyer added.

The report also mentioned that the Osundairo brothers had said that Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack, with the goal to boost the actor’s career, adding that the brothers agreed to the plan, not realizing the national attention and media firestorm it would inevitably create.

The Daily Mail confirms:

The lawyer for the Nigerian brothers at the center of the Jussie Smollett 'hoax' attack scandal say they are prepared to testify at his trial but that they will not feel vindicated unless the Empire actor is found guilty of lying to police. 

Smollett was charged on Tuesday with lying to police in a six-count, grand jury indictment which revived the case against him. Last year, he was arrested after claiming to have been the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in Chicago. 

Brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, who knew Smollett, say he paid them to stage the attack against him and that they went along with it for $3,500, not knowing the media storm it would create. Smollett's attorneys, over the last year, have accused the brothers of lying.

The 37-year-old star was charged but the case was dropped by State's Attorney Kim Foxx in a decision that shocked and outraged the local police department. 

On Wednesday, a day after Smollett was charged by a special prosecutor who was assigned to take over the messy case last August, the Osundairo brothers' attorney Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez told neither she nor they were surprised by the indictment. 

Jussie Smollett in his February 2019 mugshot. He is due in court again on February 24  

She said they had been cooperating with special prosecutor Dan Webb's office and that the brothers would testify for either side if the case goes to trial. 

Remarkably, they do not hold 'any ill-will' against Smollett himself but, she said, they 'hope he can be honest'.   

'They have no ill will towards Mr Smollett. They really feel like their role in this now is to be honest about what they know. 

'They hope he can be honest about what he knows,' she said.

Watch the lawyer explain it all in this NBC interview:


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