The Osundairo brothers have filed a lawsuit against the legal team of Hollywood actor, Jussie Smollett in his hoax homosexual and racial attack case. This is coming after an alleged gay comment was on different media appearance by the lawyer was directed towards one of the brothers, Abimbola Osundairo.
According to reports, the Osundairo brothers are filing the defamation lawsuit, fearing for their lives and that of their family back in Nigeria, after Abimbola was alleged to have had a sexual relationship with Empire Actor, Jussie Smollett.
The Osundairo brothers who are clearly not gay, feared that such comments or statement allegedly directed at Abimbola by Mark Geragos is enough for so much damage to happen to them and their family back home in Nigeria. They are suing Mark Geragos, his firm, and associate Tina Glandian, who represented Jussie in Chicago court.
Osundairo brothers had accused the lawyers of “making public defamatory statements against Plaintiffs, which were published broadly in Illinois by major news outlets such as the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and WGN Radio. Moreover, these tortious statements involve a hoax conducted in Illinois and orchestrated by Mr Smollett. Finally, and importantly, these statements also impacted the reputation of Plaintiffs, who are employed and live in Illinois.”
They add, “As a result of Ms Glandian’s comments, Plaintiffs have suffered significant emotional distress and feel unsafe and alienated in their local Chicago community. This is because Ms Glandian, a very famous attorney, falsely and publicly stated Plaintiffs have committed a gruesome hate crime, lied under oath, and intentionally misled CPD.”
The brothers point to one instance, where Glandian went on the podcast, “Reasonable Doubt,” and insinuated that Bola and Jussie Smollett had engaged in “homosexual sex acts together.”
Osundairo is Nigerian and says that homosexual activity is illegal in his country.
“Ms Glandian’s globally broadcasted statements that Bola Osundairo is homosexual endangers him and the lives of his Nigerian family,” the lawsuit states.
In the lawsuit, the Osundairo brothers also take issue with Glandian’s appearances on “Today” and “Good Morning America,” where she made reference to them carrying out the attacks on Smollett.
They maintain their innocence in the attack and reiterate that Smollett planned and staged everything, writing, “Ms Glandian’s statements indicating Plaintiffs actually criminally battered Mr Smollett without his consent are patently false and defamatory, as Mr Smollett originated, planned, and orchestrated the attack.”
The brothers are suing for defamation and are seeking unspecified damages. as per the Blast.