The Jussie Smollett attack is like a bad episode of Empire! The two Nigerian brothers that were taken into custody for questioning were released. According to the suspects lawyer they have “key information” about the attack.
The suspects attorney Gloria Schmidt was at the Chicago police station Friday night, after her clients, Ola and Abel Osundairo, were released from police custody. Schmidt said the “new evidence” that the brother told the cops is why they were released, and no longer suspects.
Yesterday we reported that the Jussie Smollett alleged attackers were found by the police using carshare ride history in the area where Jussie was attacked in Chicago at 2 am. There is surveillance of the two brothers walking in the area at the time of the event.
According to the brothers they actually know Jussie’s from working out at the same gym as him. There are pictures of the brothers with Lee Daniels on the set of Empire playing as inmate extras (ironic), and Jussie actually follows their joint account on Instagram.
In a statement issued Friday night, Chicago Police Department officials said that “due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questions by police in the Empire case have now been released without charg[es], and detectives have additional investigative work to complete.”
Their lawyer beat around the bush when asked about why the brothers went to Nigeria they day of the alleged attack, but didn’t want to give an answer. She said she didn’t want to speak for her clients because they had a story to tell “when the time is right.”
Allegedly Abel and Jussie have been super friendly !
Cant wait to her the rest of this soap opera.