One of many brothers ensnared in Jussie Smollett‘s alleged hoax hate crime texted the actor his effectively needs the day of the purported assault.
“Bruh say it ain’t true,” Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo wrote. “I’m praying for speedy recovery. S–t is wild.”
Osundairo’s message was despatched Jan. 29, seemingly after information of the incident unfold. The communications had been amongst a mountain of paperwork and video publicly launched by the Chicago Police Division Monday evening.
The “Empire” star was accused of paying Osundairo and his brother Olabinjo to assist stage the hate crime assault close to the actor’s Chicago residence.
Video taken within the minutes earlier than the alleged beatdown exhibits the Nigerian brothers at the back of a taxi cab with their hoods up and tied tightly round their faces.
Smollett confronted felony expenses for allegedly staging the hate crime — however the expenses had been later dropped in a shock transfer by prosecutors.