TMZ broke the story of the racist and homophobic “attack” on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, and now they’re back with new information from law enforcement sources: apparently, those two brothers told police that they’d driven around with Smollett scouting out locations for the attack.
Jussie Smollett Rehearsed 'Attack' With 2 Brothers, Law Enforcement Says https://t.co/XHPidsZdvk
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 19, 2019
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Abel and Ola Osundairo told cops they got in a car with Jussie and scouted a location, settling on the one right outside the actor’s apartment. The brothers said Jussie chose the spot because he believed a camera would have captured the action.
Our sources say the brothers told police Jussie said he wanted to make it a “physical thing,” but not to the point he’d be seriously injured.
… when cops arrived, Jussie took them down to the area he said the “attack” went down and pointed to the camera, saying it was good the incident was captured on video. What he didn’t know was that the camera was pointed in the wrong direction and didn’t capture the incident.
That’s too bad: Smollett had reportedly hired actors, scouted out a location, rehearsed the attack, and then missed the shot.
— Lynn Petronella (@athlette) February 19, 2019
He thinks he’s a director now. ?
— Liberty Ann (@Liberty_Ann) February 19, 2019
Practice makes perfect.
— Visit Blue Planet (@VisitBluePlanet) February 19, 2019
Ok ok….we really don’t care about all that, when will we get to the part when he’s arrested???
— SkoOby DoOby (@Skoo0by) February 19, 2019
This dude still denying it? Wow
— Justin Whipkey (@jwhip21) February 19, 2019
That fool still had his sandwich..??
— biglittlechris (@biglittlechris) February 19, 2019
If you don’t rehearse violent scenes someone could get hurt! I almost lost my sandwich! #BeatFresh
— Jussie Blasey Ford (@Justice4Jussie) February 19, 2019
The simple fact that he risked the lives of those two black men, all to gain him some attention is so backwards and horribly selfish. That part is just so unforgiving to me.
— Dracarys (@SJDAmari) February 19, 2019
Dress rehearsals are so important to get things right.
— My Whittier (@MyWhittier) February 19, 2019
Why don’t the police give him a lie detector test?
— justC (@ColleenShires) February 19, 2019
The police would really like to talk with Smollett again, but he’s busy or something according to his attorneys.
More evidence for the upcoming conspiracy charge. Prison time coming up.
— Fred Michael (@FMMotorsports) February 19, 2019
Now the Feds are involved
— Uncle Bumpy Knuckles (@39Sakuraba) February 19, 2019
Jussie wisely realized that “victim” is the highest status one can achieve in 2019 America. Whole industries and movements thrive on the concept. Sadly, Jussie is too stupid to pull off the crime. Good effort though. Enjoy Jail.
— Jefferson (@jefferson1724) February 19, 2019
‘Something is up’: Statement from Jussie Smollett’s attorney raises even MORE eyebrows https://t.co/hR9CWn9tog
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 18, 2019