Chicago police released nearly 500 documents in the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax case that showed the biracial actor purchased drugs from two African brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo, whom he described as “black as sin.”
Chicago police released the full case file into the investigation of Smollett’s allegations that he was ambushed and beaten by two Trump supporters in January,
The court records were sealed by a partisan judge in April at the request of Foxx, who was persuaded to intercede on Smollett’s behalf by Michelle Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff Tina Tchen.
The redacted documents released on Thursday include hundreds of pages of interviews, records and logs, including one interview done with Smollett on February 14, after the Osundairo brothers were taken into custody.
Prior to his interview with police, Smollett told ABC’s Robin Roberts that he was sure the men seen in a surveillance video were his attackers.
According to the court records obtained by The Blast, Smollett was shown two photos by police, one of which he identified “as his trainer, his friend, and an extra on ‘Empire.'” He was able to identify the other photo but said he did not know the person by name.
The document then states, “Victim [name redacted] realized that the photos he viewed were of the persons that were in custody at this time. Victim [name redacted] said it can’t be them, ‘They are black as sin.'”
Also among the documents were transcriptions of text messages exchanged by Smollett and one of the Osundairo brothers, that shows Smollett, 33, using a smartphone app to purchase the drugs cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy.
“Ni–a you still got a Molly connect?” Smollett asked one of the brothers in a text message dated September 27. “Imma need a good fo pills Haha [sic],” he wrote.
“Molly” is slang for the street drug ecstasy or MDMA. Smollett also used the app to send $200 to the Osundairo brothers to purchase “weed” and “Whitney” – nicknames for marijuana and cocaine.
Smollett, who is openly homosexual, told police he had good relationships with the brothers, saying, “They are straight so we don’t have any problems with women or men. They did not owe me any money, I don’t owe them any money. We have a good relationship.”
Police then asked Smollett to sign complaints against the brothers, and he agreed to press charges against them, but his lawyer stopped him, according to London’s Daily Mail.
Documents show that on Jan. 27 – two days before the staged attack outside his Chicago apartment – Smollett picked up Abel and Ola Osundairo in his Mercedes, drove them to the area where the staged attack was to take place and walked them through the attack.
Smollett allegedly insisted that only one of the brothers hit him because the other brother didn’t know how to “pull his punches.”
During the planning session, Smollett instructed the brothers to catch a rideshare or taxi cab home. The brothers were also instructed to leave separately.
Investigators raided the brothers’ home and found a safe containing a gun and multiple rounds of ammunition.
It was also revealed that the day before his arrest, Smollett and his attorney requested a meeting with prosecutors that would delay the brothers’ grand jury testimony.
Most of this information was not made public until Thursday.