The Brothers Who Aided Jussie Smollett Say: They Feel “Tremendous Regret”

The Brothers Who Aided Jussie Smollett Say: They Feel “Tremendous Regret”

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 21: Empire actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail after posting bond on February 21, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Smollett has been accused with arranging a homophobic, racist attack against himself in an attempt to raise his profile because he was dissatisfied with his salary. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

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The lawyer representing the Osundairo brothers has issued a public apology on their behalf.

So as of now police say they have a theory surrounding the staged attack on Jussie Smollett. They say he allegedly paid the Osundairo brothers $3,500 to pose as his attackers. He gave them instructions about to purchase and they were even seen on video the day before purchasing gloves, masks and more. Abel and Ola Osundairo are now issuing a public apology.

Their attorney Gloria Schmidt says, “My clients have tremendous regret over their involvement in this situation, and they understand how it has impacted people across the nation, particularly minority communities and especially those who have been victims of hate crimes themselves.” This was in a statement to CBS Chicago.

Chicago PD also believes that Smollett was “dissatisfied” with his salary on Empire and thats why he came up with this publicity stunt. His role as Jamal has been cut for the final two episodes of Empire. He was spotted out last night having dinner with his family in New York wearing a large coat in attempt to be incognito. The actor reportedly is staying in a hotel as he is unable to stay at his own apartment because he was being mobbed. Take a look at the video via TMZ below:

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