Nigerian Brother Gives Damning Testimony at Smollett Trial: Actor Coached Him on Throwing Fake Punches, Masterminded Hoax


Oh, what a tangled web we weave. It would appear that’s exactly what disgraced actor Jussie Smollett did when he allegedly staged an attack on himself in 2019.

The 39-year-old former “Empire” star faces six counts of felony disorderly conduct charges for making what prosecutors say were false police reports of being the victim of a “hate crime,” CNN reported.

Abimbola Osundairo, who also worked on “Empire,” testified Wednesday at Smollett’s trial that the actor recruited him and his brother to carry out the Jan. 29, 2019, attack in Chicago.

“We went over the details of what he wanted us to say and do,” Osundairo told the court.

Smollett allegedly told him to say, “Empire, f****t, n****r, MAGA.”

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“He wants me to attack him, but he wanted me to pull the punch so I don’t hurt him, give him a bruise,” Osundairo added.

The final part of the plan was for him to pour bleach on Smollett and run away.

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“Who was in charge of this thing?” Special Prosecutor Daniel Webb asked.

“Jussie was,” Osundairo told the jury.

Osundairo said Smollett wrote him a $3,500 check as payment for the staged attack.

Then-Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson laid into Smollett at a news conference in February 2019, weeks after the incident.

Johnson accused the actor of faking the whole thing in an attempt to raise his public profile and get paid more for his television role.

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“This stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary, so he concocted a story about being attacked.”

Smollett’s chickens appear to be coming home to roost.

He has pleaded not guilty, but the evidence against him is mounting.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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