Osundairo Brothers Sue Filed Federal Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 4/23/2019 | Mary Chastain
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Guess what, Jussie Smollett. This situation is not going away.

Abel and Ola Osundario, the brothers involved in the alleged racist and homophobic attack against Smollett, which the Chicago police concluded was a hoax, have sued Smollett’s attorneys for defamation.

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Smollett’s attorneys are Tina Glandian and Mark Geragos along with Geragos & Geragos Law Firm. You can view the full complaint at the bottom of this article.

The brothers allege that statements from Glandian and Geragos “impacted the reputation” of the two men, “who are employed and live in Illinois.”

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Smollett claimed two white men attacked him in Chicago on January 29. His case immediately fell apart during the Chicago Police Department’s investigation. The evidence they found showed that Smollett concocted the attack and hired the Osundario brothers to perform it.

CPD placed Smollett under arrest in February. A grand jury indicted him on 16 felony counts.

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Cook County’s State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office dropped the charges last month, which led to outrage from the CPD and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The city of Chicago filed a civil lawsuit against Smollett to repay the costs of the investigation.

During the course of the investigation, the Osundario brothers claim that Smollett’s lawyers smeared them in the media. They allege those smears caused the destruction of their careers. They also feel unsafe in Chicago.

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From The Chicago Sun-Times:

The brothers contend in the lawsuit that “Mr. Smollett used his clout as a wealthy actor to influence Plaintiffs, who...
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