Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Osundario Brothers Suing Jussie Smollett's Legal Team

Earlier this month actor Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in the Cook County jail after he was convicted on felony disorderly conduct charges for staging a hate crime hoax with the help of brothers Able and Ola Osundario [click here if you missed that]. 

Now the Osundario brothers are suing Jussie's legal team for defamation...
Lawyers for Jussie Smollett are filing a lawsuit in response to a defamation lawsuit filed by the Osundairo brothers.
The men were accused of attacking Smollett in 2019, and filed a lawsuit claiming one of Smollett's lawyers slandered and defamed them in a public interview.
Now, the lawyers are hitting back, saying the claims are baseless and amount to malicious prosecution.
This comes after a judge ruled Friday that the brothers' defamation lawsuit could go forward, citing that the attorney might have defamed two Black brothers who testified that they participated in a fake racist and homophobic attack on the actor when she suggested they had been wearing "whiteface."