Jussie Smollett Indicted For Felony
Written by AaronWeb on February 21, 2019
Jussie Smollett has just been indicted for a felony after staging his own attack and filing a false police report, and the stakes are 3 years in prison.
According to TMZ, on Wednesday February 20, 2019, a Cook County Grand Jury handed down the indictment after going through all the testimonies and evidence. The two brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo told the Grand Jurors that they staged the so-called “attack” at Jussie’s request and got paid for it. The brothers were caught on camera buying a bunch of supplies (ski masks, gloves, bandanas, sunglasses and red hats) before the incident.
I tracked down surveillance of the Osundairo’s buying supplies before “attack”Advertisement
Sources say Jussie Smollet told brothers what to buy.
Countless phone calls placed for this.Advertisement
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After the indictment Jussie’s attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, released the following statement;
“Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”Advertisement
When Jussie first reported the story, he had been considered a ‘victim’ by the police until recently. Prior to all this, the Chicago Police Department had said there were too many clauses on Jussies’ side of the story. They found it weird he kept the rope around his neck for 42 minutes after the “attack,” and were suspicious when he took them to the scene and immediately pointed to a camera which he said captured the incident. Turns out, the camera was pointed in the wrong direction.
Abel and Ola told police they drove with Jussie in the days prior to the incident scouting a location and even rehearsed the “attack”. Law enforcement believes Jussie timed the “attack” for January 29 because he knew the Osundairo brothers were leaving for Nigeria that day.
As for the hate mail sent to Jussie at Fox Studios in Chicago … our sources say the F.B.I. questioned Ola and Abel and are checking to see if the postal stamp on the letter matches stamps police seized at the brothers’ home or if the ripped out magazine pages found at their pad match the cut-out letters used in the racist and homophobic letter.
The brothers told police they had nothing to do with the letter, and only saw it in a photo on Jussie’s phone.