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The Nigerian-American brothers accused by actor Jussie Smollett of attacking him in January have filed a federal lawsuit against his legal team, including celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos.

Ola and Abel Osundairo filed a defamation lawsuit against Smollett's legal team on Tuesday, April 23, claiming the actor's lawyers defamed them in legal documents after the Empire star said they attacked him outside his Chicago condo.

In court documents, Geragos stated, "The brothers led a criminally homophobic and violent act against Mr. Smollett."

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The Osundairos' legal team say Geragos (pictured in court with client Chris Brown) knew this statement was untrue.

The Osundairo brothers released a statement which was read by their Attorney Gloria Schmidt during a press conference in Chicago on Tuesday morning.

In the statement the brothers prepared themselves, they said their reputation was harmed by fabricated lies that they are anti-homophobic.

"We have sat back and watched lie after lie being fabricated about us in the media. Only so one big Loe can continue to have life. These lies are destroying our character and our reputation in our personal and professional lives. Those who know us personally know that we don't have hate for anyone. That is not who we are. We try to spread as much love and positivity with whoever we come into contact with. We will no longer sit back and allow these lies to continue."

Police arrested the brothers in February when they arrived in Chicago on an international flight from Nigeria. They were released without charges a few days later.

The case shifted after the brothers confessed they were hired by Smollett to attack him so he could blame the attack on Trump supporters and boost his celebrity status as the face of anti-homosexual hate.

Smollett, who is biracial and openly homosexual, told police the attackers hurled racial and anti-homosexual slurs at him.

The 36-year-old actor was arrested and eventually charged with 16 felony counts of lying to police. The case took another bizarre twist when Cook County's top prosecutor Kim Foxx dropped all 16 charges against Smollett and sealed his court record.

Smollett was hit with a $130,000 lawsuit by the city of Chicago earlier this month after he missed the deadline to pay for costs the city incurred investigating his lies.

  • Yoni7
  • Yoni7
  • bemetoo

    Chiiillleee ain’t nobody gonna trust or hire a know liar ?

  • MsSapphire9800
  • Nik
  • Coy little wink

    Time for lunch...bbl

  • WhoKnew

    Ummm. I think I understand the situation with JustShyt Smollet. There is a train depot in his head and there is a train leaving every 5 minutes in his head. The thing is when the train leaves the station in his head it's derailing and it's just a mangled trainwreck that he wants everyone to believe is the truth.

    The brothers Akeem and Semmi were wrong for taking part in this fake hate crime but I agree enough is enough. Shut it down and a way to do that is to file suit, have JustShyt Smollet be deposed under oath and then allow him to perjure himself in front of a jury and lock him up for perjury.

  • Marlika

    They were down with this bird brain scheme from the beginning , now that it has gone left they wanna turn against each other. ?????? They all need to just go away quietly. ?????

  • Vonn

    Just Shyt Smollet, Akeem & Semmi...go take a nap. ??

  • Rayne

    We back talking bout Smologna? ?

  • justlooking

    akeem and semmi https://media2.giphy.com/media/12Nv3nBSCAbLO0/giphy.gif

    That laid me clean out!

  • justlooking

    I call him Smussie, but this is a good one too!

  • 2gr8ful

    Who is Akeem and Semmi ? chile I almost said Cain and Able...

  • Nik

    Who is Ghost yelling at?

  • Trey

    hahahahahaha

    Jussie really played himself

  • Nik

    LMBO@Akeem and Semmi.

  • Ghost

    I was waiting for this to happen..smh! Chicago wants Jussie EXPOSED! They want all the grimy details and lies to come out!

    Also the brothers claim they can not get anymore acting gigs because of this incident. Idk how this is going to turn out, but I don’t see anything good coming out of this for Jussie! He did it to himself! Don’t have any sympathy for him at all...,

  • Carrington

    Still not pissed at Jussie and Jussie still not pissed at them, huh? Everybody's mad... the city is mad at the prosecutor, Jussie is mad at the city, the boys who committed the "act" are mad at Jussie's attorney's... but the only two groups who don't have an issue with one another is the "victim" and the "attackers" who, by all accounts should be the ONLY people upset with each other.
    No word yet, huh?

  • 2gr8ful

    As time goes on I have started believing Jussie then another Smollett headline pops up and the other half of me says nah still don’t make sense.....

  • speakinmymind

    Log off, man!???????

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    I never believed jussie. If these 2 guys were going to beat him up, he would still be in the hospital or 6 feet under.

  • Carrington

    * Two white men yelling MAGA beat me up on a 3 am run to the sandwhich shack on the coldest winter night ever
    * Video cameras on the ENTIRE route but, magically, not ONE camera caught him getting his ass whooped
    * Camera catches footage of two men out that night, but you can't see faces and you can't tell if they're black, white or, burgundy
    * Jussie goes on TV, crying and hymn sanging, "I have no DOUBT that those are the two men who attacked me!! (when he thought no one would ever figure out who they were)
    * Police: Those two men you have "no doubt" are the white men who attacked you are your two really black assed friends...
    * Jussie: "I did not do this!"
    * Friends turn on him and tell the whole story (friends who have no reason to beat up their friend)
    * Jussie is mad at police, the FBI, the public, the DA and fans who don't believe him... but he's NOT mad when he "finds out" that the two white men who yelled racist remarks were actually his two black friends and, he's STILL not mad that his friends beat him up.
    ... what, about this story made you flip flop? LOL

  • Hazel

    Those are REALLY unflattering photos of the brothers..

  • Karen Brady

    Now this was just on tv the other nigt so you know I'm really crying.. Too soon.

  • Karen Brady

    lmaoooooooooooooooo. CUTE!

  • 2gr8ful

    This is like a movie in the making. The script is everything you said, I would highly be surprised if this doesn’t show up on TV. Nothing make sense, just a bunch of lies, fake crying and acting.

  • JENNYJONES1

    THESE NUCCAS HAVE GOT SOME NERVE!!!! FOOLS YOU DID COMMIT THE CRIME WHETHER HIRED OR NOT. YOU ARE GUILTY, ADMITTED TO IT; YOU NEED TO STFU AND THANK GOD EVERY MINUTE, EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY THAT YOU ARE NOT IN JAIL RIGHT NOW. THE CHICAGO POLICE HAVE 2 CLOWNS THAT ADMITTED TO DOING THE CRIME SO THEY SHOULD BE GOING AFTER THEM TOO FOR THAT $130K. THEY NEED A NEW LAWYER B/C IT'S OBVIOUS SHE'S GIVING THEM BAD ADVICE AND LOVING THE SPOTLIGHT........JENNY JONES!!!

  • LYRICS

    This story and all the ish behind it is like the most ghetto roach ever!! It lives 4EVA no matter what! Not even bleach can kill it!!???

  • JENNYJONES1

    THEY CAN'T GET ANY MORE ACTING GIGS B/C THEY ADMITTED TO DOING THE CRIME!!! BEING PART OF THIS DISGUSTING CRIME!!! IT SEEMS THEY WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THEM AS SOME DUMB NIGERIANS THAT WERE COERCED INTO DOING THIS CRIME, THEY DIDN'T KNOW ANY BETTER. JUST DUMB, MEAT HEAD NIGERIANS!!! GTFOH!!! THEY ARE TAKING NOOOO RESPONSIBILTY FOR THEIR ACTIONS AT ALL EVENTHOUGH THEY ADMITTED TO IT. FORGET JUSSIE THEY COMMITTED A CRIME NO MATTER WHO ELSE WAS OR WAS NOT INVOLVED WITH THEM...........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Don't get me started. The one with all the teeth looks like a damn fool.

  • Yoni7

    IDK. I've only watched 4 episodes to kill a 7-hour flight home. THIS wasn't one of those episodes. LOL

  • Phillybruh

    Maybe they don't hit hard, most muscly men are just for show anyway...lol

  • Wile E. Coli

    Morons. Dud Jussie ever take off that noose ? I don't think so.. poor widdle baby.

  • JENNYJONES1

    THEY ARE ALL GUILTY........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Phillybruh

    These lawyers will settle for 5g each and the brothers will sign an NDA

  • Yoni7

    Leave bologna and lasagna out of this.

  • justlooking

    whispers, but Smussie called the police, had a press conference.

    They all guilty, to include Kim.

    Have a good day.

  • justlooking

    This is hilarious

  • Rayscoty

    Jussie should have hired Chris Brown for the attack..

  • MJF

    lmao this made me cackle. The fact that he had the noose around his neck when the police arrived is quite disturbing...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They are suing his legal team but not Jussie?
    Jussie must be broke.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh no see......

  • Nik

    That whole series is the business. I caught on late and binge watched. I loooove it!

  • justlooking

    on so many different levels.

  • justlooking

    I hope he is therapy, he act TOO murch.

  • Phillybruh

    Jussie hasn't implicated the brothers though, just themselves and the evidence.

  • Yoni7

    Those four episodes I watched were pretty good. I think they were from Season 4.

  • Rayne

    Lol

  • Just Me

    Brothers that is the chance you take when you participate in fvckery. You all let Juicy trick you into doing something stupid. Now go have a couple of seats.

  • Rayne

    ??? lmfao

  • Li-Wright

    Good for them. Jussie don't know how much trouble he's caused. All he needs to do is pay the City, repent, and be done.

  • Li-Wright

    The legal team made the claim.

  • Trace da Ace

    Well good for them!!! Jussie tried to throw them under the bus.....even AFTER it came out he was lying!!!!! So I don't blame them for this lawsuit!!! Jussie will pay one way or the other...cause remember...he is the Gay Tupac...smdh....

  • Evillene

    Well if they are being defamed then in fact they conspired with someone to mislead law enforcement and fake a hate crime...

    So, you know, not really the most virtuous and honorable dudes anyway. How can you defame someone of low character?

  • Evillene

    Amen! I hear Home Depot is having a sale on shut-the-f*ck-up seats.

  • Karen Brady

    Juicy. I can't.

  • SeehereSeehere

    What group or organization is financing this venture? Name names.

  • Carrington

    OR, they ain't mad at Jussie because they have no reason to be because Jussie, very skillfully, never mentioned their names. Never accused them of anything. Never said, "I'm mad at them" after he "found out" they whooped his ass... so, they're not mad at their friend. But they want money.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You're splitting hairs.
    Jussie's lawyers are representing Jussie and they threw the brothers under the bus with Jussie's permission.

  • wigmon68

    did they lie to anyone about what occurred? How did they know jussie was going to lie to anyone about what occurred? did they make plans if the police come to talk to them that they would lie about what occurred? fake attacking someone is not an illegal act.

  • wigmon68

    He didn't directly name them, but he said two people attacked him and did these things to him (slurs, rope, bleach, etc.) and the police identified those 2 guys. Even after being positively identified, jussie still says these guys did those things to him. I'd sue jussie and the lawyers.

  • wigmon68

    If jussie hired them to at like they were beating him up, what crime was committed? The crime was the lie about what happened. If jussie and the brothers never discussed what to say to cops and the brothers didn't lie to police when questioned, then I don;t see what law they broke.

  • Jussjess25

    ????????. So they trying sue because the plan failed.

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  • Carrington

    Well, that was my point. They aren't suing him because there is no beef. They got paid. Not because he's broke, but because there Is no reason to sue their friend. They're all good.

  • Lisa Left Eye

    Whyyyyyy jussie? I still need answers

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So you would be ok if your 'friend' allowed his lawyers to throw you under the bus to save himself?
    You sound as dumb as those Nigerians.

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  • Carrington

    First of all, CLOWN, I don’t have conversation with ignorant mfs who can’t have a conversation without insults because they don’t agree with, or UNDERSTAND, your position because that makes me get just as ignorant as you.

    If you’re paying attention, the POINT I was making that you keep missing, is that if this $hit were REAL, they’d be suing JUSSIE. But, since they’re NOT, it’s a clear indication that they're not mad at EACH OTHER because they know they set it up - TOGETHER. SMH

  • Allihave2say

    Neither brother is attractive. They're just a NO!

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  • The Last Word

    Fake attacking someone is illegal if you know its in furtherance of another illegal act like lying to police.

    Think of it this way - you can bury a knife in your yard, but you cant bury a knife you know was used in a murder.

  • wigmon68

    What facts are known that the brothers knew jussie was going to file a false police report? jussie has said he didn't want to file even after the attack (though I think that was a lie). I don't know that any information exists that says the brothers knew a false report was going to be filed. you seem to be agreeing on the point I am making, but making the assumption jussie conspired with them to lie to cops. Is there any evidence of that?

  • wigmon68

    What facts are known that the brothers knew jussie was going to file a false police report? jussie has said he didn't want to file even after the attack (though I think that was a lie). I don't know that any information exists that says the brothers knew a false report was going to be filed. you seem to be agreeing on the point I am making, but making the assumption jussie conspired with them to lie to cops. Is there any evidence of that?

  • lovelygamour

    jussie should sue them for being cheap. they went to a little rinky dinky store and was just sloppy. like they was trying to save money. jussie also shouldve got less muscular people. lol.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sue them with what money?

    Jussie is an actor with money while these clowns probably deal steroids and escort like most ''trainers.'

  • Blak

    So why didn't they listen to their lawyer and hold a press conference proclaiming their innocence? Now they are getting stomped on and are a bunch of idiots. They know he made up the whole thing now they are playing victim after letting him crap all over them

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