Jussie Smollett has filed a malicious prosecution suit against the city of Chicago, several officials, the Osundairo brothers, and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
According to TMZ, Jussie’s suit claims the Chicago Police Department along with several officials created a narrative that accused him of masterminding an attack hoax that has been very damaging to his reputation and career.
In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Smollett notes the Osundairo brothers were held for 47 hours and they adamantly denied any involvement in the assault.
He says it was only after they were assured they’d get immunity that they started spinning the tale of a fake attack on the streets of Chicago.
Smollett insists the primary attacker was a white male.
Gloria Schmidt, the attorney for the Osundairo brothers responded to the lawsuit telling TMZ:
This is just another sad attempt by Jussie Smollett to try and falsely smear the Osundario brothers, the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department. There is no legal merit to his claims, and could be sanctionable.
The brothers were open and honest with the Chicago Police Department, testified under oath in front of a Grand Jury, and stand ready to do so again, in open court, if and when called upon to do so.
It’s so unfortunate that this mess is still ongoing…