Former Hollywood star turned disgraced actor Jussie Smollett’s life just went from bad to worse in about a nanosecond.
On Tuesday, the day after a special prosecutor in Chicago announced Smollett will face a 6-count indictment for making false statements to Chicago police, the Nigerian brothers who were allegedly paid by the actor to help him orchestrate a hate crime hoax last year revealed that their lives have turned upside down to hell and back because of him and that they’re now ready to testify in court once his case goes to trial.
The dumb-dumb duo’s lawyer, Gloria Schmidt, argued that her clients, Abel and Ola Osundairo, who previously had promising Hollywood careers, have seen that future flushed down a toilet thanks to Smollett and that they are now being forced to eat at food pantries. They were arrested in connection to Smollett’s hate crime hoax but were released when they told police that the “Empire” star paid them $3,500 to help stage the phony attack.
They were the primary witnesses in the Chicago PD’s disorderly conduct case against Smollett and used cell phone records and surveillance cameras to corroborate their story.
“It’s been really hard for them,” she told Page Six. “They’ve tried to kind of jump back into the life they had and they couldn’t. They were getting 4 to 5 auditions a month before, but that’s completely dried up. Their talent agent dropped them. They’re eating at the food pantry. It’s not going well for them.”
The brothers made a really bad decision last year when they decided to help Smollett carry out a fake hate crime in Chicago, claiming he was attacked in the middle of the night, on the street, on one of the coldest nights of the year, after walking back from a Subway restaurant by two white male Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats, claiming the two men confronted Smollett with racial and homophobic threats, then poured bleach on him and tied a rope around his neck before walking away shouting, “This is MAGA country.”
Here’s a video, courtesy of the Chicago PD, of the two geniuses dressed in ski masks and hoodies traveling to meet Smollett at the place he told them the hate crime hoax would happen.
“This is the end of the beginning for them,” Schmidt said. “They know there’s a long road ahead and there’s a lot of things that need to happen before a jury or judge finds they’re truthful. They have no real skin in the game. They just know their role is to be honest and tell the truth about what happened.”
They’re saying that what happened in no way matches up to what Smollett has claimed happened.
“They know what happened, they know what he did, he’s making it up to be something that’s not accurate,” she said.
Schmidt said in a statement that the two brothers hold no ill will toward Smollett, probably because they don’t want their lives completely ruined by sympathizers of the POS actor who not only faked a hate crime hoax but went and blamed white people, specifically Trump supporters.
“They have no ill will towards Mr. Smollett,” she said. “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.”