The two Nigerian brothers who were infamously involved in the Jussie Smollett indictment after being at one point accused of helping to stage the alleged attack are now turning the tables on Smollett's legal team with a new defamation suit of their own!
The actor told police he'd been attacked on the street in downtown Chicago around 2 a.m. on January 29 by two masked men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs, poured an "unknown chemical substance" on him and placed a rope around his neck.
"They were asked to do something by a friend that they trusted, and at the end of the day that friend betrayed that trust", she told reporters.
JoJo stands by his brother's account of the story beginning the op-ed noting it "has not yet been 90 days since my younger brother, Jussie Smollett, was assaulted on a cold winter night in Chicago". "Those who know us personally know hate for anyone is not who we are".
Smollett, who is black and gay, maintains that the attack was not staged.
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Although the brothers were born and raised in Chicago, their lawsuit states they are Nigerian-Americans and often visit family in Nigeria.
Late last month, Cook County prosecutors dropped the charges against Smollett after he agreed to forfeit his $10,000 bail and perform 16 hours of community service.
The lawsuit also states that Glandian "inferred" during an interview on the podcast Reasonable Doubt this month that Abimbola Osundairo "engaged, at least briefly, in homosexual acts" with Smollett.
"They know the extent of their false and vicious remarks", attorney James Tunick said.
Foxx, who recused herself from the case after she communicating with a Smollett relative during the probe, reiterated that she welcomed an independent investigation into the way she and her office handled the case.
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