Homosexuality: Nigerian brothers sue Smollett’s lawyers for defamation
The two Nigerian brothers who allegedly participated in a staged hate attack on Jussie Smollett have filed a defamation suit against Smollett’s lawyers. Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo accused the attorneys of smearing their reputations in a bid to salvage Smollett’s image according to Variety.
The suit alleges that Smollett’s attorneys, Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian gave interviews in which
In a surprise move, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office dropped all charges against him in exchange for the forfeiture of a $10,000 bond. After the charges were dropped, Glandian gave interviews defending Smollett. In one, she noted that Abimbola is a personal trainer who advertises “steroid-free” bodybuilding, and said that it was “ridiculous.” The suit contends that Glandian was implying that Osundairo distributes illegal Nigerian steroids. Glandian also suggested that the two brothers wore “whiteface” makeup on the night of the attack, in an effort to explain why Smollett told police that his attackers were white-skinned. The suit states that that is not true. The suit also accuses Glandian of falsely implying that Abimbola Osundairo had sex with Smollett. The brothers are Nigerian-American, and have Nigerian relatives. The suit notes that homosexual activity is a crime in Nigeria. Ms. Glandian’s globally broadcasted statements that Bola Osundairo is homosexual endangers him and the lives of his Nigerian family,” the suit states. The suit also contends that the brothers have been financially harmed by the attorneys’ effort to blame them for the attack. Ms. Glandian’s statements have caused considerable damage to Plaintiffs’ careers, as they have lost talent agent contracts and career opportunities,” the suit alleges. Glandian and Geragos issued a response, vowing to “expose” the brothers for perpetrating a fraud on the public. At first we thought this comical legal document was a parody. Instead this so-called lawsuit by the brothers is more of their lawyer driven nonsense. A desperate attempt for them to stay relevant and further profit from an attack they admit they perpetrated. While we know this ridiculous lawsuit will soon be dismissed because it lacks any legal footing, we look forward to exposing the fraud the Osundairo brothers and their attorneys have committed on the public, the attorneys said.