Chicago cops have been salivating at the idea of making Jussie Smollett pay for his alleged attack in the city one way or another. That much was proven after one of the most corrupt police unions in the country was jumping for joy that the Osundairo brothers have sued the “Empire” actor.
Kevin Graham, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, was ecstatic when speaking to Fox News (of course it would be Fox News) about it.
“They want to have their names cleared. They want to see justice served,” Graham babbled. “They want to have the truth come out so that the people of Chicago and the people of Cook County know what actually occurred.”
He continued: “I know that Jussie Smollett’s attorneys have done everything they could to keep this out of the courtroom. We certainly have a problem here in Cook County because the state’s attorney has dropped all charges. (That) leads to other problems. And we certainly encourage wanting to get to the truth and to get people to understand what occurred.”
With the way Graham is talking, you would think the Chicago Police Department was in cahoots with the brothers. In reality, the brothers appeared to be more concerned about not landing acting gigs.
The brothers’ lawsuit complained that Smollett’s Los Angeles-based celebrity attorney Mark Geragos made them “feel unsafe and alienated in their local Chicago community.”
It was reported Monday that sources close to the brothers who go by Abel and Ola claimed they have not been able to land an agent since the Smollett case went public.
In addition, their fitness training business was skyrocketing but the lawsuit said “many of their potential clients turned out to be feigning interest in getting in shape and were really looking to get details on Jussie’s case.” Therefore, they are suing Smollett’s lawyer for defamation.
Geragos and his co-counsel downplayed the lawsuit.
“This so-called lawsuit by the brothers is more of their lawyer driven nonsense, and a desperate attempt for them to stay relevant and further profit from an attack they admit they perpetrated,” they said in a statement released Tuesday.
On Jan. 29, while walking to a subway, Smollett claimed two men yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him, investigators told The Hollywood Reporter. They allegedly punched and poured bleach on him while one of the suspects put a rope around his neck. As they fled the scene, Smollett told police they said, “This is MAGA country.”
The city of Chicago is now suing Smollett for a half a million dollars. Kim Foxx, the Cook County State Attorney, has been attacked by the Chicago Police and is calling for a probe into the 16 felony counts being dropped. She has also said she is receiving death threats.
Smollett has maintained his innocence.