Two Nigerian brothers identified as, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, have sue actor Jussie Smollett's lawyer for defamation of character.
The Empire star had been showing up in the news for a while now. At first, the actor had made a police report accusing unknown assailants of attacking him while he was out in Chicago.
Later, it was reported that two Nigerian brothers had attacked the actor. Further investigations revealed that the brothers were not strangers to the actor.
It was gathered that the brothers worked on some episodes of Empire, the Fox drama Smollett is known for. After being questioned by the police, the brothers had claimed that the actor had asked them to attack him.
Legit.ng had reported that Smollett's lawyer had requested that the brothers should be investigated after the actor who was arrested for filing a fake police report was released and acquitted of all charges.
The lawyer, Patricia Brown Homes, had accused the brothers of attacking the actor despite the fact that they claimed that the actor paid them to stage an homophobic attack in other to raise his status as a singer and actor.
According to the brothers, the accusations against them have lost them their jobs, and they have been loosing opportunities.
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Abimbola and Olabinjo said: "We have sat back and watched lie after lie being fabricated about us in the media, only so one big lie can continue to have life. These lies are destroying our character and reputation... Anyone who knows us know we do not have hate, that is not who we are... We will no longer sit back and allow these lies to continue."
According to USA TODAY, their lawyer, Gloria Schmidt, said her clients deserve to have their reputations restored.
It was said that one of the brothers, Abimbola, who was also said to have slept with Smollett, revealed that he is concerned about his safety. Abimbola claimed that he is a straight man who was in a relationship at the time.
He noted that he visits his family in Nigeria where homosexuality is illegal, and can get a 14-year jail term.
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In a recent report by Legit.ng, a Nigerian also accused Big Brother Naija stars of doing something similar. The popular intimacy therapist accused the reality stars of buying cars for themselves and claiming that their fans gave them as gift.
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