Police Were Told Deal Was in Works with Jussie Smollett

03 Juin, 2019, 21:39 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Police Were Told Deal Was in Works with Jussie Smollett

He was accused of allegedly orchestrating the attack with the Osundairo brothers, who he knew. They also have a fitness business. The actor was initially hit with 16 felony charges, but they were all dropped.

Chicago - New documents on the Jussie Smollett case released Thursday show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the "Empire" actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped. Numerous names were redacted. It also stated that he was unable to provide a description of his second attacker.

Newly unsealed documents reveal even more details about the investigation into the attack on Jussie Smollett, with phone records showing that the actor may have planned the attack with brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo. The man looked away when the woman looked at him, she told detectives.

Within the documents, it's revealed that Smollett was was shown two photos of the brothers at the time of their arrest, one he identified "as his trainer, his friend, and an extra on 'Empire", while adding that he couldn't identify the other.

"They are black as sin", he said. We don't have any issues. They did not owe me any money, I don't owe them money. "We have a good relationship", he added, detectives said.

Whether or not Jussie staged his attack, he's still dealing with the repercussions of the incident. He said they first met on the set of "Empire".

"In one series of messages, Smollett wrote: "[Racial slur] you still got a molly connect?"

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In the new documents released by the Chicago PD, the Osundairo brothers were found with a GunVault that contained a ton of guns and ammunition including a hipoint model C9, 9MM caliber semi-auto pistol, 9MM caliber magazine with live rounds, 45ACP caliber magazines, boxes labeled Remington 22 Rounds, and a box labeled Hornady 00 buck shotgun shells. In the second occasion, he allegedly brought them to the location of the alleged attack. The letter is now in an FBI crime lab for analysis, and Smollett could face federal charges if it is determined he had had it sent.

Describing the men he said attacked him, Smollett told officers on January 29 that both were wearing ski masks but that he was able to see the area between the eyes and saw white skin.

The city says the cost of investigating the case was at least $130,000 in overtime alone, but it wants hundreds of thousands of dollars on top of that to cover attorneys fees and additional expenses. They were released without charges.

Their interaction was captured on surveillance video.

Smollett has maintained his innocence.

But the investigation turned on Smollett.



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