CHICAGO (AP) — Now that charges have been dropped against Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor’s attorney is trying to shift attention back on two brothers who told police they were paid by Smollett to help stage a racist, anti-gay attack on him.
Investigators should look into the role of brothers Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, who are of Nigerian descent, said attorney Patricia Brown Holmes after prosecutors dropped all 16 charges against Smollett.
“The two men who attacked him have indicated that they attacked him, so we already know who attacked him,” Holmes said.
Authorities still believe Smollett concocted the attack in which he said two masked men beat him on Jan. 29. He also said they yelled, “This is MAGA country” —