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With seal lifted, police release hundreds of pages of reports in Jussie Smollett case

Several stories today, I don't know if this is best. Details how Osundairo bros were Smollett's drug dealer and how they staged the attack. More documents yet to be released.


This new document release will generate more news tomorrow.

Jussie Smollett Prosecutor’s Office Releases 2,000 Pages Of Shifting Justifications

The Cook County prosecutor’s office released 2,000 pages of documents on Friday regarding the Jussie Smollett fake hate crime. The move comes shortly after Chicago police released their documents in the case, and offers a counterpoint to the allegations that the prosecutor’s office appeared to show favoritism toward Smollett.

Foxx claimed in the document trove that she recused herself to avoid “even the perception of a conflict.”

But the new documents show that Foxx was immersed in the case even as she publicly vowed to stay out of it.

Smollett faced 16 felony counts related to making a false report. Foxx’s office dropped the charges on March 26 without any admission of guilt by Smollett, a move which caused a firestorm of criticism.


Smollett’s phone records show that for months he repeatedly bought cocaine, Ecstasy, and marijuana from the brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, which he paid for via Paypal and Venmo, and that he wanted to meet with the brothers “face to face” to discuss “planning,” presumably for the fake attack. “N***a you still got a molly connect,” Smollett texted one of the brothers last September. “Hahahaha… Imma need a good fo pills Haha.”

Abimbola told police that just before staging the attack, for which he and his brother said they were paid $3,500, he hesitated because he saw a vehicle in the area and wondered whether police might notice the fake scuffle and shoot him. During the phony assault he shouted racist and anti-gay slurs as he had been hired to do, then lightly hit Smollet on the chin: “It was a pretend punch because he didn’t want to knock him out,” said an affidavit. He then backed off in order to give the actor “a chance to fight back as he was scripted,” the statement continued.

Olabinjo Osundairo, who had appeared as an extra on Empire, told cops “that a plan was formulated and put into play by [redacted] to conduct a staged incident where [redacted] was beaten by Olabinjo Usundairo and Abimbola Osundairo posing as persons other than themselves,” a case report reads. Olabinjo Osundairo said the motive was that Smollett “was unhappy about the response he received over hate mail which was delivered to him.”