Jussie Smollett

Homophobic tweets apparently made by 2 Nigerian brothers may be used in Jussie Smollett's defense, according to The Blast. The old tweets were uncovered on a Twitter account used by Abel and Ola Osundairo. Smollett's defense team tells The Blast the statements show the brothers had anti-homosexual sentiments.

In 2013, Ola Osundairo chastised a man who was a fan of rapper Frank Ocean. The rapper's career faded to black after he came out as a homosexual in 2013.

"Why you following Frank Ocean," Ola tweeted in 2013. "you know that ni**a gay right," he added.

Another message by Ola stated, "YOU'RE GAY THATS WHO YOU ARE."

Ola asserted his heterosexuality in another tweet, writing, "I don't follow any man. I follow woman."

The brothers are American-born but their parents are from Nigeria, where anti-homosexual sentiment runs high.

The tweets contradict an earlier statement made by the Osundairo brothers after they were detained and released by Chicago police following an alleged attack on Smollett on Jan. 29.

"We are not racist. We are not homophobic and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens," the brothers said at the time.

Smollett, 36, faces a felony charge of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.

In a press conference last week, the Police Superintendent alleged Smollett paid the brothers $3,500 to help him stage the hoax in the hope it would boost his career and salary.

Smollett wrote "for training" on the memo line of the check issued to Abel Osundairo. Smollett's legal team claims the funds were for a five-week nutrition and workout program in preparation for a music video.

Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson said investigators have more evidence against Smollett. Police believe the actor paid the brothers to help him fake a racist, homophobic attack on himself.

Johnson appeared on the Good Morning America talk show on Monday. He said his investigators have "a lot more evidence" that points to Smollett staging his own attack.

"It's important for people to recognize it's not the Chicago police saying he [Smollett] did something, it's the evidence, the facts, and the witnesses that are saying this. So our job is to investigate it and bring the facts and evidence to the state."

Johnson concluded, "[Smollett] still has the presumption of innocence and he will get his opportunity in court, if he chooses to go that route."

Smollett is currently free on $100,000 bond. He faces up to three years behind bars if convicted. He also faces felony charges of mail fraud for allegedly sending a threatening letter through the US Postal Service addressed to himself at a television studio in Chicago, a week before the alleged hoax attack.

  • bemetoo

    Uh oooo it seems like the African booty snatchers might be behind this

  • Dick Steel

    HOO LADWDY

  • Savoy7

    The brothers aren’t innocent in this foolishness.

  • mzwhang90210
  • jazmine

    If he get off his people better spin the narrative that Chicago P.D. would rather work with perps than help a victim. Woooh they think they was embarrassed before...

  • tia

    That police chief/superintendent is busy interviewing everywhere discussing this case. When I woke up I saw him GMA and going to sleep he appeared with Don Lemon. In the back of my mind and on the "low" I feel he may be trying to get a mistrial for Jussie. He's talking real tough, but is he helping Jussie on the cool tho? Seems like he's talking way too much.

  • Disgustd

    You know what? My mom has insisted that is the case from the beginning. lol. I pooh-poohed her, but old black women be knowin' some sh***. lol..

  • what?why

    Opening Pandora's box!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!
    Desperate times require desperate measures.

  • Nectar222

    They're gay and he still lied.

  • Phillybruh

    That's good defense attorneys right there. They about to paint the brothers as homophobes and CPD as inept.

  • WiseGui

    So what now any gay can claim they’ve been brutally attacked by some guy and the evidence will be in some tweets from almost a decade ago?

    What man hasn’t expressed anti-gay sentiments, Are they all now potential hate crime suspects? Why would they agree to be employed by him as his current trainers if they hate gays? See this is the same made up orchestrated BS that got Bussie Swolet into this mess and I see his arrogance is building instead of humbly confessing that you lied you continue to play the public like fools

    His PR team is busy at work trying to fix it and make sense of it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yeah I have never seen the police go on a publicity tour about a case that hasn't been adjudicated yet.

    Well I haven't seen police do this ish ever.

    Usually after they give the initial press conference you never hear from them again. I guess bro man wants to be a celebrity in his next life.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well except they have objective evidence against Jussie like his cancelled checks and the letter and the video of them buying the articles used in the 'hate crime'.

  • WiseGui

    No one said they were. They clearly accepted bribe money and were active participants in this debacle.

    However, tweets from almost a decade ago are not gonna change the fact that Jussie was the mastermind of this all.

  • tia

    Yeah me neither...it's crazy.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Them brothers going to spill all the beans now.i bet they are paid homosexual escorts

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    I guess juiceys tweets will be used against him. He’s a very hateful mean vindictive ugly thing.

  • Gloria

    I just don't understand why are "straight men" so concerned with what a gay nigguh is doing? Mind the business that pays you and leave other folks alone

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    You do know there is more evidence, right?

  • Phillybruh

    They have a check and text that correlate with training for video and both the brothers testifying to that. The FBI has not said Jussie sent that letter.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Trump stole a presidency. White supremacist cabinet. Syrians being exterminated. Tell DC 2 get real criminals & let the kid smoke her damn j
    — Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) December 14, 2016

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Pathetic excuse by U.S.”President” to show no condolence & further sell/spew/spit his white supremest, xenophobic, racism as fact. GTFOH
    — Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) June 5, 2017

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Shut the hell up you bitch ass ni—a. You will continue to run this country further into the ground and risk lives every time you breathe. You’re not the president. Just a dumpster full of hate. FOH. Sick to my stomach that literal shit currently represents America to the world.
    — Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) January 12, 2018

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Dear @realDonaldTrump… you are a disgusting, racist, piece of trash…
    Sincerely,
    Everyone who is not a disgusting, racist, piece of trash. ????????
    — Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) January 12, 2018

  • Phillybruh

    More important NEWS...JANET announces her Vegas residency 15 shows.

  • Gloria

    "In 2013, Ola Osundairo chastised a man who was a fan of rapper Frank Ocean. The rapper's career faded to black after he came out as a homosexual in 2013."

    This isn't true. Frank Ocean is not with that Hollywood ish and is very low-key. He's not a slave to the industry like other artists (cough: Cardi B). He received the rights to his Masters and was able to break free from Def Jam and start his own company. His second studio album Blonde was number one in several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.... He travels the world and makes his art on his own terms. He's winning.

  • DroneRivers

    I see no lies told here.

  • DroneRivers

    **Still searching for the lie**

  • DroneRivers

    Agree 100%

  • iWasteTime

    Truth telling

  • sunni_daze

    I'm sick of this story. I'm sure real things are happening in the world, other than a Queen pullin a stunt.

  • XoXo

    Johnson should’ve been on Hood Morning America to discuss those 1000 body parts found. Chicago is deflecting!!! We see you Chicago!

  • Renee Bee

    Good one, Whang. Lol.

  • bemetoo

    Really???there’s no evidence supporting Jussie sent them there to purchase those articles... just hearsay

  • bemetoo

    All hearsay

  • bemetoo

    Lol they sure do be knowing

  • MsSapphire9800

    HAPPY TUESDAY...It's Another Jussie Smollett Day.......Another lies and twist to his game....Nothing his lawyer or him can say that will justify him claiming..they were 2 white men..Trump supporter....I looked at that picture 5x and blinked 5x...and still saw 2 swollen Black African.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l4FGn9QlWsRX0jOko/giphy.gif

  • WinterIsComing

    Still holding the line with this lie I see. His pride will be the death of him.

  • WinterIsComing

    100% Facts

  • WinterIsComing

    Accurate.

  • WinterIsComing

    Wouldn’t surprise me.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am sure they have dusted the envelope for print and are probably comparing the writing on the envelope to verified samples of Jussie's writing.
    But hey--keep hope alive.
    LMBAO!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not you too!!!
    Lordt it's the cult of Jussie.
    Fit it Jesus. Fix it now!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    How many training sessions and why would he need both of them to train him?
    My old trainer charged me $50/week for three sessions.
    Now unless that $3500 included steroids that's way too much to charge someone.

    Besides I have never seen Jussie look buff so yeah that dog isn't going to hunt.

  • Trey

    So Bdussie defense is the the two brother bought the items and attacked him after they did a workout session with him?

  • gellie

    This is CRISIS MANAGEMENT at work. This is how they earn their cute coins, dealing with jammed up clients.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Sick of Jussie Lyons ass..grasping at straws now.

    What do you call a person that starts to believe their own lies.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I guess he decided to go with the insanity defense.
    Like compulsive/habitual liar.

  • Fire & Ice

    Jussie say he ain't going to jail, somebody else got to wear this lol

  • Trey

    Jussie Basically is Donald Trump just on the other side and with no power

  • Trey

    Jussie did the same thing....

  • Trey

    Technically they are in the eyes of the law....

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Now all of this would have been done if he would have apologized...all this grand standing him and his defense attorneys are doing is making him look more guilty...

  • Trey

    its crazy..he got to realize his career is over at this point..let the guilt go

  • gellie

    People don't seem to understand that the only crime committed was taking a staged production and reporting it to the police as an actual crime.

  • Li-Wright

    Oh man Jussie gonna fight this. Prosecutor probably just wants him to make an apology and pay the city back. This should be a simple case, but Jussie gonna push it.

  • Guest©

    A friend who works on the Empire set says they are gay for pay. They also claim Lee is involved but time will reveal.

  • Li-Wright

    I wonder how much $$ this is costing him in attorney fees.

  • Li-Wright

    Well looks like Janet is back in show business for good. Did they say how much $$ she's paid?

  • Li-Wright

    Nope, they want Jussie to take a plea. Probably a misdemeanor because it was a stunt.

  • WinterIsComing

    Delusional.

  • gellie

    6 figure retainer... easily. This is his life, his future. So yeah, attorney fees, the crisis management firm he hired (same one Harvey Weinstein is using)... we're talking a lot of money.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Jussie is full on delusional.
    He's lied so much that he can't differentiate fantasy from reality.
    Say a prayer for old boy.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Blah blah blah!!! HERE WE GO! DEFENSE doing its job... I just wanna see facts that had to do with Jussies plot that crumbled!

  • oshh16

    off topic......So I was skimming the comments yesterday about the black films/actors that were Oscar worthy throughout the years.
    I watched Deep Cover again on Sunday, it was airing on Starz, very dope film and the soundtrack intro'd Snoop. Not saying it was Oscar worthy but Lawrence Fishburne def is and he was large back when I was in my mid to late teens Deep Cover, Boyz in the Hood, Hoodlum, What's love etc etc from Cornbread Earl to Morpheus, def has the chops.

  • TamG

    I just don’t see that police chief coming out as strongly as he did in that press conference if the evidence wasn’t overwhelming. He says there’s evidence that was not even released publicly. I heard on the radio they found a magazine at Jussie’s apartment with letters cut out, apparently signifying he sent that letter to himself. I’m thinking that’s just the beginning. Jussie better have the best explanation ever or pray for an easy judge. It’s just not looking good for him.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Basically... It's a "collusion"

  • wigmon68

    Of course, when the facts of the events aren't on your side, you try to brand your opponents as racist or whatever because you have to create a reason why all the facts point at you.

    I have no issue with a lawyer bringing up these tweets. One of the brothers posted them and one of the charges Smollett alleges is that they used a homophobic slur. Not sure how he overcomes the white racists when these guys aren't close to fitting that profile.

    A couple of issues with the article above. So far, the tweets are tied to only one of the brothers and from 6 years ago. ITS quite possible they weren't lying about how they feel today about homosexuality even if one made the posts in the past. I think the posts provide an inkling of doubt about what could possibly be the brothers motive for an attack, but don't think its close to overcoming reasonable doubt given other things we know.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Now all of this would have been done if he would have apologized...all this grand standing him and his defense attorneys are doing is making him look more guilty...

  • Trey

    It was not only the evidence...race and Chicago is a very sensitive subject. Mix that with the fact the the Chief is on thin ice due to the increase in murders..this was a political win for him to make that statement.

  • oshh16

    I am bored and do not want to discuss Jussie Smollet.

  • wigmon68

    I don't know about none. Brothers said he gave them $100 bill and the police confirmed a $100 bill was used to purchase the items. Now, its not hard proof, but not often individuals with a few hundred bucks to their name are walking around with hundos. Again, not hard proof, but their story checked out.

  • Fire & Ice

    Psychopath

  • Guest

    Jussie is a liar. End of story. New post!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    BINGO!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Smh yesss!

  • wigmon68

    When did the training start, when did it end? Smollett was traveling and barely in town and the brothers were out of country for 2 weeks. When did this training take place?

  • WhoKnew

    What do you call a person that starts to believe their own lies.
    _________________________________________________

    Donald "the Dump" Trump.

  • WhoKnew

    Word is bond.

  • Phillybruh

    But your not the star of Empire and getting ready too shoot a music video. I'm certain Janet Jacksons trainer is charging more than 50 bucks a week for her training and prep. It was for 5 weeks of training apparently.

  • Phillybruh

    15 shows over MAY, JULY & AUGUST they haven't said how much they are paying her, but it must have been worth since she said no to as much 20 mill to do it a couple years ago.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Is his legal team going to be able to debunk all this evidence, line by line?: http://tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/tmz_documents/jussie-smollett-bond-proffer-01.pdf

    They're going to have their work cut out for them.
    (Not to mention, the cops have other evidence that hasn't been disclosed publicly.)

  • WinterIsComing

    Lawrence Fishburne is full of talent! He’s one of the greats in my book.

  • Phillybruh

    He and Angela were robbed for what's love got to do.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wasn't Jussie's supposed motive to get a raise?
    So if he was pinching his pennies why would he want to pay that much for a trainer? There are trainers at every gym that I have been a member and they charge a fraction of that.
    Furthermore you haven't answered why he needed TWO trainers unless it was a cover for some sex.

  • Phillybruh

    He was making 125 an episode and the producers said they don't believe that as motive. His was in the middle of a long term contract all three lyon brothers made the same amount with Taraji and Terrance Making 250 and episode. I'm not saying he didn't plan it. However the CPD shouldn't have had that press conference.

  • Phillybruh

    He was making 125 an episode and the producers said they don't believe that as motive. His was in the middle of a long term contract all three lyon brothers made the same amount with Taraji and Terrance Making 250 and episode. I'm not saying he didn't plan it. However the CPD shouldn't have had that press conference.

  • stav

    This has nothing to do with the price of tea in China! He said he was attacked by white racist, and even if these two brothers attacked him on their own will, he knew them and could easily identify them. Back to the drawing board attorney's , this will not fly!

  • Phillybruh

    He said they had on mask.

  • stav

    He knows their physique, and even with a mask on you can tell white voices from black. If you know someone, you can tell who they are ,even while wearing a mask. Again this will not fly!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That's still not a lot of money in Hollywood especially after taxes and after the agent gets his cut.
    Also someone said that Jussie was financially supporting his family.

  • Trace da Ace

    awww hell..Jussie is now grabbing for straws.....face it.....you tried to get one over on us...and you got caught.....so now you trying to act like these dudes attacked you on purpose.....smdh....see now I want them to put his azz in jail...cause all he is doing is wasting tax payers money with this overdrawn ass lie!!! HANG IT UP JUSSIE.....FLAT SCREEN! Your press tour is what is going to get your locked up!!! How in the hell are 2 250+ pound black men get mistaken for white rednecks???? Wearing MAGA hats???? Jussie...go ahead and take this L...for real....

  • oshh16

    ITA

  • Trace da Ace

    yes!!! I watched it this weekend too...took me wayyy back...he did his thing in this movie....one of my favs!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Jussie is in pretty good shape. Getting and staying in shape is mostly diet and if someone Jussie's age went to the gym let's say three times a week for resistance training and did cardio the rest of the week he would be good.
    Hell he could have bought a copy of Men's Fitness and followed one of their workout plans--some of which don't require going to a gym but use bodyweight exercises to get fit.
    Even if he wanted to use steroids he wouldn't have needed $7000 worth to get buff. Just someone to set up a plan for him.
    I'm done with this subject.

  • oshh16

    Yep... I love that movie too, was watching on surround sound Sunday, dope a$$ score/soundtrack too.

  • oshh16

    I always loved and appreciated great acting.

  • Carrington

    Good job, Mark! I'm follin' this strategy! He paid them for training and they woke up out of a dead sleep, "Tuna sub! No tomatoes!!" Put on your shoes, bro! Get some rope and bleach!!! We told this MF to watch what he eats and I just had a dream that he's going to Subway! I'm beatin' his a$$!"
    Even if they hate gay people - they were working with him and, getting paid (handsomely)... and one thing I know about hatred... people will hate your black ass, but love your green money. So, the consensus is that they were just working out one day and said, "Hey... let's beat up Jussie. He won't recognize us if we're in red hats!"
    BYE!

  • KcoolMuziq

    ALL Jussie's lawyer has to do is create reasonable doubt & he will walk free no matter how much evidence is against him.

  • Li-Wright

    Didn't Jussie say the attackers were WHITE? Or did he not say that....I remember the MAGA country, but it would be interesting to see what report he gave the police initially. But look folks. From the beginning his story had holes in it and I'm sure the reporting officers and detectives thought so too.

  • Li-Wright

    I still think they're working on a plea deal. Pay restitution and a misdemeanor. Call it a stunt. He's trying to save his reputation now.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    This little dip sh*t filed a false police report.... which could have ignited violence... lock his “Gay Tupac behind” up!!!

  • Li-Wright

    Well, it doesn't matter if they were robbed. Today, this moment, both of them are RICH!

  • Li-Wright

    Chicago prosecutors can bring up his old felony charge in La, where he was put on probation. Chief in Chicago is pissed.

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    Yeah. The police publicity tour is unprecedented. The superintendent can get a pass for the initial press conference because of the circumstances and current political atmosphere. But when he stays on tour he comes off as J. Edgar Hooverish. They seem to have the evidence for this case so are they trying to tip a larger scale on politics or some ulterior motive at play? Chicago still has plenty of unsolved crimes so don't understand how they justify this to residents as time well spent.

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    Maybe Jussie and R Kelly can hire the same lawyer and get a two for one deal.

  • nick c

    Not if it goes to trial...

  • hottlanta

    Strom thurmon hated black folks that never stopped him from dipping in the cookie jar making a black baby. They might say they dont like gay people but they dont have the power or authority 2 make laws 2 purposely discriminate against them.

  • hottlanta

    Every woman wanted "dap" from school daze.

  • Kimocha

    He needs to plead mental insanity if he's smart!... You gotta be crazy as hell to come up with the BS story he came up with!

  • Lady_Elle

    Not if you have a jury trial! NOPE, NOPE, NOPE!

  • Ghost

    Supertendent would NOT have come out that strong if there wasn’t serious evidence! There is a mayor race and other big local races going on...he’s job is on the line so he can not make any mistakes...the entire country is looking at this case ....it’s big!

  • Lady_Elle

    Everything @Carrington said!
    He will be blaming the Pope next!
    Blame the drugs... that could open up avenues!

  • wigmon68

    To be clear, the reasonable doubt criteria does not state "no doubt", but that the "preponderance of the evidence" overcomes "reasonable doubt". If it were a matter of getting an eye witness to say she thinks these are the guys that did it, but not positive, thats probably reasonable doubt if limited other evidence exists. They need more than a social media post from 6 years ago saying you shouldn't like someones music because they are gay.

  • Coy little wink

    Umm...that's how OJ got off

  • wigmon68

    The police report that was made public does not list the race of the men. TMZ first ran with the story on 2 white men and its clear from the detail of the story, their sources were in the smollett camp. I am fairly certain I read somewhere that smollett said their faces were concealed by ski masks, but he saw white around the eyes.

  • wigmon68

    Its been reported that he said one was "white skinned around the eyes". He or someone in his camp went to TMZ with the story the first day stating it was 2 white men.

  • Blak

    Pointing out that someone is gay and proclaiming to be straight is not homophobia nor is it begative... that's not even close to the mean. If that's the best his legal team can do he might as well not continue to waste time and please guilty and hope he tontd get the book tossed at him.

  • Peace

    Fox ? in repair mode. They stand to loose sponsors and big money on the Empire series. They paying TMZ to go on attavk mode on the brothers. TMZ saying the check was not for Jussie setting his own azz up. Lol. TMZ will spin shitz anyway you want it for a price.
    Expect TMZ to release ELEVATOR pics of the brothers soon.

  • Joy King

    The more we're flooded with these stories trying to put a spin on Jussie's blatant lies, the more I believe this narcissist is just a puppet for a higher up on Empire. I want to escape this story but the media won't let us. For that reason alone, I hope Chicago throw the book at Jussie's sick ass.

  • Greatgrape37

    Jussie still lied

  • Kim’s Original Face

    ??

  • SJ

    I don't understand why the media is acting like the memo line on the check is supposed to be the thing that supposedly vindicates Jussie.

    Just because he said it was for training, doesn't mean it was. He LIED. Furthermore, you can write, "Minnie Mouse" on the memo line. Does that mean Minnie's going to the bank to cash her check so she can stock up on cheese?

    It's call "cover up." What did you expect him to put on the memo line, "Payment for racist/homophobic hoax attack"....???

  • tunjie

    Agreed, at this point his best strategy is to just confess and move fwd.

  • Trace da Ace

    hell I think is reputation is down the toilet...and he has nobody to thank but himself.....oh and his "zaddy" aka LeeAndrea Daniels.....

  • Trace da Ace

    #truth

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    #FREEJUSSIE

  • Carla
  • wigmon68

    I don't know that the media has gone overboard with this point. I mean its relevant even though I agree with you that writing that on the memo line doesn't mean the check was for that purpose (or exclusively for that purpose). The defense is likely to use that information at a trial, so hopefully the police have gotten warrants for all his past checks to see if he writes memos on all his checks and since the brother(s) have trained him in the past, specifically if he's paid them by check and how much.

    I've seen a few people ask this and I haven't seen any validation, but its been said by the smollett camp that it was $600 a week for training and $100/week for a nutrition plan (5 week program). A text (presumably provided by Smollett to TMZ) from Jan 20th appears to be the first one outlining a nutrition plan. The music video was to be shot on 2/23, so that corresponds pretty closely to 5 weeks. But that begs the question, since smollett was out of town quite often and the brothers were out of country for 2 weeks (texts seem to indicate he knew this beforehand), what type of training was he paying for? Certainly he wasn't paying for a $600 a week training program to get a text to remind him to get 45 minutes of cardio. I just don't see that the $700 a week holds much water when for the first 3 weeks they were only in the same state for maybe a handfull of days.

  • Faithz

    Waiting to see how this all;
    plays out.

  • wonderwoman

    I’ve never understood, how a police chief can go on a national news show and talk about a case that is still being investigated and/or the person has been indicted for the crime. Would this be against that person rights for a fair trial. The jury hadn’t been picked or anything. It happens all the time. I’m not saying Jussie is innocent or guilty, I’m just wondering.

  • Elevated Soul

    The Democratic Establishment and it's media are desperate to prove that a Liberal did not manufacture hate due to him having an agenda. They are desperate to get this nutjob off.

    Bottom line is that he said he fought off 2 White attackers and these guys are not White...

  • wigmon68

    If the CoP lied about the case, then yes, his statements could be used at trial to show bias. As for the jury, the pool is given a questionnaire about what they have heard of the case and whether it has influenced their perception of the defendant and ability to determine innocence or guilt at trial. Its up to them to say whether they have been tainted by information in the news. The lawyers also get to question the jurors during the jury selection and will approach this subject with them.

    IT is not illegal for the police to put out statements on investigations or an indictment, but they should use caution not to overstate the evidence or proclaim guilt.

  • PrettyPetty

    Even he tried to use that defense. He was hella cool with them. So suddenly now you all are not friends? They paid to "Train" you right? Were they homophobic while training you? You trusted that. Him and this case is making me sick. Just admit you schemed this shit and lets keep it moving.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So he paid them for the training and participating in the hate crime scenario with the same money?
    Again Hollywood trainers don't charge that much.

  • wonderwoman

    Thanks for explaining, but it just seems unfair. Jurors are not always truthful, some just want to get on a celebrity case.

  • Tiffany Miller

    This is a weak defense:

    - How did they know you were out at TWO IN THE MORNING?
    - What was their MOTIVE? According to Jussie, they ran away after throwing that weak noose on your neck.

  • Guess Who

    He's desperate asf.

    Bottom line...he lied about the entire incident.

  • KLo

    The mf know his a## is lying. At the end of the day, he is damaged goods. From the very beginning his actions were questionable and not going in front of the media to demand the suspect be caught and brought to justice was suspicious

  • KLo
  • SeehereSeehere

    It’s nice to see a bit of unbiased coverage coming from this site. Integrity matters.

  • Desi

    That wasn’t really that “homophobic.” Every time someone says anything that doesn’t go along with homosexuality it is deemed “homophobic.” Apparently, you can’t simply have an opinion about something anymore.

  • EyeEmJai

    I guess it's safe to say the brothers and Jussie are no longer friends?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You don't need two people to train your simultaneously.

  • Lady_Elle

    So true... but now in the era of "social media" so much info is available without any real work.

    It is VERY different. Justice is blind... but it takes DEEP pockets. Jussie does not have DEEP pockets.

  • Lady_Elle

    Probably not! lol

  • Lady_Elle

    I agree!

  • Banka

    Indeed/Agreed !!

  • Banka

    Or if him and the brothers would just shut the F up,The evidence will mean NOTHING without a confession in this case.....

  • R in NYC

    Soooo..what is Jussie doing to pass the time these days? He turned off the comments on his Instagram. No public appearances. Suspended from his job.
    I must admit despite his scurrilous behavior, I'm concerned for ole boy.

  • SeehereSeehere

    I’m suspending judgment either way until such time as all the evidence has an opportunity to avail itself

  • Trace da Ace

    Girl!!!

  • wigmon68

    So wrote a post to tell everyone you don't have any opinion about anything? What do you think of Empire firing him?

  • wigmon68

    I dunno, close maybe. Saying you shouldn't like someones music because they are gay would be in that gray area. I mean if someone said you shouldn't like someones music because they are black, wouldn't that be racist? Certainly much more homophobic than say having a biblical belief on the sinful nature of illicit sexual acts, but showing love to the individual

  • bemetoo

    lol ion dont care for jussie and his open boi pussy...i just believe the african booty snatchers were more involve than they claim to be

  • onelove

    me to!!!! i need for this to play out..and not on tha tube!

  • onelove

    his soul.....

  • onelove

    i do like his new cd...i'm not gonna lie!

  • Erin

    me too I hope he doesne't hurt his self

  • TwitterFingerz

    6 years ago???? Come on. Everybody stayed Away from Gay back then. Im sorry, people just started admitting they're cool with gay people last year and only to not get blackballed from things.

  • Maxx

    The most hilarious thing I have read so far! LMAO

  • C Mack

    “Why you following Frank Ocean? You know that n**** gay, right?” Is absolutely homophobic lol. That’s not having an opinion; that’s telling someone to stop supporting a person bc of his sexuality.

    Sometimes it does seem like an agenda but that quote right there is not cool. It was from years ago though so they’ve matured into men

  • TheOwley

    Gay people also use homophobic language. I don't know what the fuss is all about. And I can't believe Jussie is taking this to trial. Who are his advisors. The prosecutors and CPD will not be shown up to the world. No sir-ee. He better hire The Good Wife.

  • wigmon68

    Well, certainly any jurist can lie when questioned, but understand a couple of things. Any defendant can elect to have a bench trial (no jury, guilt decided by a judge). Understand that every "guilty" person and most "innocent" defendants will request a jury trial because you only need to get one jurist on your side to prevent a conviction. People who are pretty certain of their innocence and/or believe the prosecution is "out to get them", will request a bench trial because if there is a hung jury (not unanimous for or against conviction), the prosecutor can choose to retry the case. If there is a bench trial, then you are going to get a guilty or not-guilty verdict. A great example of this is the Baltimore police officers in the Freddie Gray trial. The officers who were prosecuted all went with a bench trial and all were acquitted meaning the prosecution could not attempt to retry them.

    If Smollett believes the facts of the case are on his side, he will request a bench trial, but based on what I have heard of the evidence, he is going to go the jury route.

  • Josseph Davvid

    Defense team really reaching with this one. Maybe they "evolved" like Pres. Obama and so many others on this issue. Focus on getting Jussie the best plea deal that you can.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I was initially leaning towards them plotting on him and thought they had proof of Jussie sending that letter (DNA?). But since there’s no proof yet on his involvement I will let this play out. The Police Dept was out of pocket saying the scratch was self inflicted unless they found excessive skin and blood under his nails.

  • wigmon68

    His appearance on Good Morning America pretty much assured he was taking this all the way. Before that appearance, I think he could have thrown himself on the mercy of the court and pled down the charge (assuming it can't be proven he sent the letter) and saved some face with the liberal community. Once he went on GMA and acted defiantly and "fought the f back", that was the equivalent of pushing all his chips in the middle and going for broke. Whoever let him go on that show made a huge mistake

  • Mister Fantastic

    This is classic "spin". The case against him is solid, texts and all, but Jussie lawyers are like, "A HA! Look at them, look over there, look at this!" In order to play this out in the fickle public's court.People are so gullible....

  • Chicagowise

    I see where this is going. Those brothers are about to take the fall for this or at best, they will be used create reasonable doubt. Clever.

  • 2gr8ful

    Ok you made me almost choke on my water... lololol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The one on the right with the red sweater tied around his waist is obviously gay.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Strom literally raped Essie Mae's mother because black women had no agency back then and couldn't say no.

    Besides farming being a maid was the only job a black female was allowed to have so she had to let that POS have his way with her.

    However, Essie Mae said they loved each other. Well whatever helped her sleep at night I guess. RIP Essie Mae.

  • gellie

    And it would've had to be a dream or psychic vision. They focused on this check, but I would like to know how they knew he was going to be out at 2 in the morning? They took a cab, sat in -15 degree weather, all with the hope that he would go out for a sandwich at 2 in the morning?? In -15 degree weather??? Make it make sense Jussie, make it make sense.

  • wigmon68

    They didn't say it was self inflicted, they said it was "likely" self inflicted because Smollett said the attackers wore gloves. It is obviously possible for scratches to happen in another manner other than fingernails, but Jussie hasn't, to my knowledge, detailed how it happened.

    I think the letter is important, but would be a separate prosecution at the federal level.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Do you work nights or did you write that just before you logged out because............
    No just a 'boi pussy' but an 'open boi pussy'
    I think I am going to have take a break...................

  • bemetoo

    ?????.... I’m working now was better at the last few hours... enjoy your break

  • morenYAHdelsur

    This is why you don’t do dirt. It’s obvious Jussie and these guys were in cahoots. TELL THE TRUTH. It may set your åss free (figuratively LOL).

  • Dun Dilly

    LOL, they're still trying to spin??

  • hottlanta

    That is why 2me that metoo movement is bull bcas black women never had the luxury 2 say no. Betta say it. He even got rewarded with a special room inside of the white house.

  • Parent

    These Naija men are fine as hell!

  • wigmon68

    Not sure how "clever" it really is. Its the only defense they have since the brothers were identified by police and admitted to playing a part in the "attack". They obviously don't have to prove the brothers acted alone to get a jury to doubt their story, but I think the fact that these guys were texting each other before and after the attack, he's gonna have to come with more than some texts from 6 years ago and a memo line on a check.

  • Rayscoty

    Jussie not playing with these muscle queens. ???

  • JazzyBossyJen

    I’m sure his family has scooped his trifling butt up..They know he cray cray

  • Logan Roberts

    I'm so sick of Jussie & the Shaka Zulu brothers....

  • lilli lilian

    2019 statements contradict 2013 tweets? Contradict? it's not that deep. If the brothers didn't write a thesis on it or start a movement who would hold them to that 2013 tweet as if it was more than basic trash talking, especially since clearly they don't have a problem "following a man" since they willingly joining the Empire cast and train Jussie, plus they didn't even really whoop Jussie's azz and didn't they report that Jussie still was able to take his sandwich home, so clearly no harm was intended.

  • Star

    They are reaching this don’t show anything until he can explain how he mistook two Nigerian men for a white man and MEGA country we have nothing to discuss

  • C Mack

    Lol point him out, then

  • Jussjess25

    Im so confused .. is the boy lying or not?? Loke come on already

  • B.Loveitt

    ??????

  • GeekGirl627

    They were out of pocket from the jump by laying all their cards out on the table. Like who does that? I'm guessing maybe the police chief was looking to get some camera time lol. Any GOOD prosecutor keeps all cards close to the vest. Now all the defense has to do is sit back and conjure up a decent story for everyone one of those cards. It doesn't take much to stir up doubt. Ask O.J, Zimmerman, Casey Anthony, I could go on and on...

  • Wreckognize Game

    You are correct. Chicago PD hurrying to jump on tv to dispute Jussie’s story talking about their rep. The only bad reputation I see for the Chi PD is the murder count. Jussie’s questionable story is not topping that. I know it’s hard to control because NOLA has been on that murder capital list too.

  • http://dateme-meetup.site/BvLbVGZzX12ds Mierdastation

    What you've done, you've illuminated my soul.

  • dog

    If the Osusndairo brothers are homophobic, it would destroy their whole case, cuz 1st, they already told police that they were NOT homophobic (a lie) and 2nd, cuz it would be evidence that the brothers did indeed have motive to attack Jussie (proving Jussie is not lieing)............

    But what is most fascinating is that all the major media did not report these tweets (at least i couldnt find them in my searches). Which means they ALREADY decided that these tweets are not substantial. OR they are DELIBERATELY hiding this evidence to us, cuz they want us to believe the CPD narrative full of contradictions and/or lies......ABC, NBC, FOX, NYTIMES, ETC = FAKE