In a shocking turn of events, Chicago law enforcement believe Jussie Smollet orchestrated his own attack on himself that was reported late last month. Ola and Abel Osundairo, who are two Nigerian men, were arrested and brought in to custody for questioning for the assault. The two appeared as extras on the television show, Empire, which is a popular show Jussie stars in. The two brothers left the country after the attack but were arrested the day they returned.
The brothers were reportedly paid $3500 for the assault but it’s unclear who the money was coming from. Rumors of the assault being staged have been wandering on social media since the event occurred. People began to believe that his character was being written off Empire and he was trying to gain publicity to transition in his career. Jussie and the writers of Empire have openly dismissed the accusations about the assault being staged.
The two brothers have been released from custody and are staying in a undisclosed location. Police are shifting their focus to Jussie Smollet and want to ask him more questions about the events. It should be interesting how this turns out.