Jussie Smollett Rehearsed Attack with The 2 Brothers Law Enforcement Says
Jussie Smollett rehearsed the “attack” against him days before the incident and it was all staged for the camera, this according to what the 2 brothers told cops.
Law enforcement sources said Abel and Ola Osundairo told cops they got in a car with Jussie and scouted a location, settling on the one right outside the actor’s apartment. The brothers said Jussie chose the spot because he believed a camera would have captured the action.
Our sources say the brothers told police Jussie said he wanted to make it a “physical thing,” but not to the point he’d be seriously injured.
On the night Jussie says he was attacked, the brothers claim they showed up at the scene but were extremely nervous because, just as they played out the scene, a car drove by and they were worried they’d be ID’d.
Our sources say the brothers performed per the rehearsal — they screamed out they recognized Jussie from “Empire” and then hurled the racist n-word and the homophobic f-word.
The brothers told cops they “made contact with Jussie’s face” but it was “weak.” They said they didn’t know how he suffered the bruises but the staged fight was not designed to injure him.
Check out this video of Abel … if he wanted, he could do a lot of damage.
TMZ broke the story … when cops arrived, Jussie took them down to the area he said the “attack” went down and pointed to the camera, saying it was good the incident was captured on video. What he didn’t know was that the camera was pointed in the wrong direction and didn’t capture the incident.
The Grand Jury was notified it would hear the Jussie Smollett case Tuesday, but there is now a 50/50 chance it could be delayed for several days … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
We broke the story, the Grand Jury will hear testimony, specifically targeting the actor, for allegedly filing a false police report.
Our sources say the 2 brothers who claim they carried out the staged attack at Jussie’s behest — will appear voluntarily. They have not been subpoenaed.
We’re also told the 2 brothers — Abel and Ola Osundairo — have not received immunity from prosecution, although we’re told they did not file a false police report or give false information to the cops. Law enforcement says Jussie is the one who lied.
Our sources say there may be a delay in the testimony because cops want to make sure they have all the records necessary for Grand Jurors to reach a conclusion on whether to indict Smollett.
Lying on a police report can be a felony.