The brothers paid by Empire actor to carry out a staged attack on him have broken their silence in a bombshell interview – set to air days after the Empire star sought to clear his name by appealing a guilty verdict arrived in 2021.
Smollett paid Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo $3,500 to stage the January 2019 attack on the streets of as an apparent hate crime, in a shameless bid .
The plot came to light after the brothers, a pair of aspiring actors from , confessed the mugging was a hoax after nearly two days in a Chicago lockup.
Now speaking for the first time, they slammed Smollett as a ‘crazy fraudster’ who paid them for the ambush so he could be heralded as a ‘poster boy for activism.’
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As part of a five-part docuseries, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo broke their two-year silence on the staged attack, and how they were paid by the actor to carry it out
Smollett was convicted of five counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police about being the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack he said was perpetrated by Trump supporters.Police said Smollett cut his own cheek to make it look like he had suffered injuries in the attack