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A Cook County judge on Wednesday denied Jussie Smollett's motion to dismiss the Osundairo brothers' defamation lawsuit against him.

The judge also declined a motion to overturn his own decision to appoint a special prosecutor in Smollett's hate crime hoax case.

Smollett, who is openly homosexual, told police he was attacked by 2 Trump supporters who beat him and yelled racial and anti-homosexual slurs at him outside his Chicago condo on Jan. 29. He claimed the attackers poured bleach on him and looped a noose around his neck.

The Osundairo brothers - Olabinjo and Abimbola - were arrested earlier this year and released after they admitted their roles in the hate crime hoax. They said Smollett hired them to stage a hate crime attack on the actor and part-time singer to boost his celebrity profile.

Smollett was charged with 16 felonies on March 8. Disgraced Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx dropped all charges against Smollett on March 26.

Amid the public backlash, Judge Michael Toomin ruled a special prosecutor could be appointed to look into possible corruption in Foxx's office. So far, no special prosecutor has been appointed in the case.

On Friday, attorney Tina Glandian filed motions to dismiss the brothers' lawsuit and overturn the judge's decision to appoint a special prosecutor, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Smollett's attorneys, including celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos, say the brothers have "strung together a mix of mischaracterizations and outright falsehoods" in their lawsuit.

But Judge Toomin denied both motions on Wednesday.

If and when a special prosecutor is appointed in the Smollett case - that prosecutor could file new charges against the disgraced actor.

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Geragos, a Los Angeles-based attorney whose famous clients include singer Chris Brown (pictured), has legal troubles of his own.

In March his name was included in a federal criminal complaint against disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti, who is accused of trying to shake down Nike for millions of dollars.

Geragos was named as an "un-indicted co-conspirator," and CNN quickly moved to fire him as a legal analyst.

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  • Junkanoo

    Sandra sure knows how to beat a dead horse. I wonder if the brothers are gay for pay. There a lot of straight guys who sleep with gay men for cash . The brothers were apart of a major con their both complicate in this messy drama they ruined their own reputation. These judges are fucked up they will give white pedophiles no jail time or lite sentences but are merciless with black men. Jessie is unhinged for cooking up this dumb plan I suspect many in Hollywood fake things but he got caught .

  • Virgoqween

    Why am I still seeing his face?

  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    ...a lot of straight guys who sleep with gay men for cash.

    Uuummm are they still straight? IMO gigolos and prostitutes earn* their own sexuality category

    *As Chicagowise would say, pun intended.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    If I never hear about ASAP Rocky or Tussy Smollet until 2050, it’ll still be too soon.

  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Pennsylvania woman urinated on bucket of potatoes at Walmart

    Don't squeeze the Charmin or touch the potatoes.

  • Junkanoo

    Prostitutes will let you know what their about there usually straight forward. I agree that their mostly bi men I had a friend who was sleeping with a guy who was getting married . They were hook up buddies for years he would give this guy money for rent to repair his car I think he even helped pay for the wedding a bunch of BS.

  • Tinytoon

    Agree. I don't want to hear about Crying Wuss or I'm not black, I can't relate to ASAP Socky.

  • Kanyade
  • Wreckognize Game

    I’m so tired of Jussie “Tawana Bradley” Smollett ?

  • Hazel

    Good Lord. I thought we were done with these yahoos.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Another Jussie story....Anyway Am I the only one who never saw Power? I kept seeing the upcoming ad for the new season and it made me all weekend I watch it starting with Season I am on Season 4...its pretty good...except I got tired of seeing Ghost and Angela f**king..that is all they did together.

  • Nophace

    Another day, another Jussie story!!! This clown has successfully had his name mentioned for 7 months straight.

  • Carrington

    Why does every Jussie story start with, "... who is openly homosexual..."
    "Jussie Smollet, who is openly homosexual, showed his support for the homeless community by spending his weekend working at a Chicago homeless shelter..."

    "Jussie Smollet, who is openly homosexual, had green eggs and ham this morning at a local Chicago eatery..."

    "Jussie Smollet, who is openly homosexual, is a homosexual..."
    I think we get it.

  • Alextra Ballard

    C’mon Jessie,this shidt is gettin old....stop being sew arrogant and just admit that yew lied....but we know this narcissist will go tew his grave maintaining his innocence.

  • Ni Ni

    These people need to be locked up away from society.

  • LetLoveReign

    Gay people and drama go hand in hand

  • Nophace
  • Alextra Ballard

    Folks always target Walmart tew dew dumb shidt...Interesting

  • CardiB’sAbs

    You’re not a straight man if you sleep with men.

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  • GinJen

    OT and in other Chicago related news, R Kelly is trying to equate his transporting of minors across state lines with celebrities who participate in organizations such as make a wish foundation.
    -He also compares his interactions with female fans to other musicians working “with the “Make- A-Wish” and other foundations that staff would pay for travel or accommodations for his fans when they could not themselves afford to attend a performance. This is “touring” rock and roll, not a criminal enterprise.”-

  • GAPeach

    During the press conference, the police chief was basically defending her sloppy ass, talking about she really had no clue what she was doing because she was so drunk. No mention from him that she is underage drinking, and already on probation. This is the one that they need to be violating and returning to jail.

  • Mo Laughz

    -Jussie Smollett

  • LeeSeeCee

    Hopefully Sandra posts on the A$AP trial. The prosecutor dug through his texts and just got him to ADMIT that they jumped their attackers for hitting the bodyguard with the headphones. I knew it wasn't as cut and dried as they were making it out to be of fan harassment. Over there breaking bottles on folks and deleting video's and keeping only what would serve his narrative. What I get from this is that all A$AP & his crew had to do was walk away and find a police officer. But nope, he and his crew went wild on a couple of drug addicts. Gave them way more power than they deserve and a platform to sue your butt.

  • Mo Laughz

    True, they see it as business and would never sleep with a man on their own time. Me? I think it's an excuse they tell themselves to stay in denial.

  • GAPeach

    That's the best his team could come up with? He better get used to being behind those bars.

  • Roderick2011

    So #45 is going to take another L?

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  • Guest

    Nope never watched one episode.

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  • Christopher Gibson

    I wondered the same thing............

  • Dowoop

    I briefly watched one of the videos and said nope... Even if someone is following you on a public street, you have no right to stop and tell them go walk somewhere else. If women was following them they wouldn't have had an issue with it all. You have bodyguards but you wanna play big and bad and throw hands. Well this is what happens.

  • Dowoop

    Love the show. Angela annoys me and Tarrick needs his ass beat.

  • Roderick2011

    Why are you laughing?
    No one deserves it more than him for always popping off at the mouth about something that he knows nothing about trying to manipulate folks.
    Now he's looking dumber than usual.

  • B A B Y ? F L O 2X

    if someone ask you to quit following them and you continue to do it thats stalking lol not sure if you know that

  • Dowoop

    Then u report it to the damn police. He didn't fear for his life. Stop trying to take American laws overseas. They did way more than necessary with that beating.

  • B A B Y ? F L O 2X

    stalking is stalking no matter where you at . all this coulda been avoided if they just went on about their business but they didnt , they kept fuckin w them dudes an thats harassment.. which is why they got that ass flipped

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Then you call the cops! Street Justice don't mean NADA IN A COURT OF LAW!!! PERIOD!

  • B A B Y ? F L O 2X

    stalking become a criminal offence in Sweden in 2011 but ok lol Yall got it I aint tryna argue bout it

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Again... AMERICA got the WORLD FAWKED UP! Civility is NILL AND ALL OUT OF CONTROL HERE! This is why you can't take a HOOD NUCCA AND INSTANTLY GIVE HIM/HER FAME AND MONEY! THEY ARE TOO IGNORANT and ARROGANT TO PROCESS REAKITY FROM THEIR OWN BELEIFS!!! make an example out of this like raggedy Andy looking boy .. And his momma stepping out ok f a chaufeir driving tide like she coming to town to get her son come hook or crook.... YOU AINT IN AMERICA BOMQUISHA!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Somebidy needs to inform ol dumb asz Trump....sticking up for his as without knowing alla the facts....tawkin bout he did nutn wrong.

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  • Dowoop

    And flipping asses landed asap ass in jail... Even Steven.

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  • LeeSeeCee

    I'm laughing because i agree with your sentiment and it tickles me..



  • wigmon68

    fake attacking someone isn't a crime. lying to police about being fake attacked is. Unless there exists texts that says the plan all along was to go to police and lie about it, I don't see any legal issues for them.

  • Dahl

    Six months later and this is still going on. I wonder if at any point he’s wished that he’d just have accepted his role as it was and not started any of this mess...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    But they didn't involve the cops to report a crime! Jussie Aunt no dayum body . Even if they bought red hats the rope and what crime DID THE BROTHERS COMMIT??

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  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Again... AMERICA got the WORLD FAWKED UP! Civility is NILL AND ALL OUT OF CONTROL HERE! This is why you can't take a HOOD NUCCA AND INSTANTLY GIVE HIM/HER FAME AND MONEY! THEY ARE TOO IGNORANT and ARROGANT TO PROCESS REAKITY FROM THEIR OWN BELEIFS!!! make an example out of this like raggedy Andy looking boy .. And his momma stepping out ok f a chaufeir driving tide like she coming to town to get her son come hook or crook.... YOU AINT IN AMERICA BOMQUISHA!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    This will be one of the longest living nightmares for a celebrity fallen from grace, who didn’t kill someone, rape, beat, child abuse, rob a bank or embezzle!

    Jussie was just dumb and narcissistic!

    He’s got WP vengeance after him, only God can help him!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Autocorrect got me but I will edit. Thanks

  • samuel severino

    Has he taken any Ls so far? I mean this seriously.

    Got in Kavanaugh, the Supr Court judge he wanted.
    Got the Sup Court to approve addt’l border funding last week.
    Got his travel ban lifted.
    The House, The Senate, FBI and The Mueller Report all said “No Collusion, No Obstruction”
    Said Puerto Rican gov’t was corrupt and they were.
    Said Obama was spying on him and he was.
    Has put over 200 federal judges in place throughout the country.
    Best economy in over 60 years. Lowest unemployment ever for Blacks, Hispanics and women.
    Defeated ISIS in 1 year when Obama couldn’t in 8 years.
    Made peace w N Korea!, Turkey, Syria, Iran and Israel is next.
    Ended the horrible trade deals w China. China is already begging to redo the deal.
    Arrested Jeffrey Epstein.

    The Vatican is next to get taken down. THEY ARE THE LARGEST ORGANIZATION in the entire world for the sex trafficking, murder, rape and torture of kids and there are hundreds of thousands of kids buried under the Vatican. (Look up thousands of bones buried under The Vatican.)

    He will also he taking Disney down as well for being the second largest child trafficking organization in the world. (All of those thousands of kidnapped kids in their parks every year that no one can find even though cameras are everywhere.)
    Where do you think all of those kids are winding up?

    Wait till all of the Hollywood pedos like Don Cheadle, Chelsea Handler, Robert DeNiro, Bette Midler, Stephen Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Bill Maher and others all get taken down.

    I mean this seriously because I love healthy debates that do not lead to name calling. What L has he taken?

  • Cali

    Damn, you’re dumb AF, what is sooo hard for you to understand?

  • Logan Roberts

    I know Jussie sings "If I could turn back time" by R. Kelly every night before bed.

  • B A B Y ? F L O 2X

    bitch you lame , move around
    replying 5 hours late n shit tryna argue

  • SandraRose

    "Hopefully Sandra posts on the A$AP trial."

    Your fellow Rose, CardiB'sAbs, said: "Damn it Sandra. Please let reporting on this punk end in July."

  • DLB

    They were drug dealers, they should be charged for it.

  • Cali

    B*tch, you REPLIED to my late REPLY? as stated, dumb AF

  • wigmon68

    Don't you have to catch someone in the act or with the drugs on them? I don't think a text or saying "I bought pot from so and so 2 weeks ago" is enough to be charged on selling. I got no problem with them being charged on it, but presumably, from the statements/texts, they were purchasers for Jussie, not sellers/distributors. They weren't middle men taking a cut, Jussie gave them cash and they went and bought the drugs for him.