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Jussie Smollett Alleged Attackers Released Without Charges

Jussie Smollett Alleged Attackers Released Without Charges

The men who were arrested in connection with the apparent hate attack on Jussie Smollett have been released from police custody.

The brothers, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, were not charged, according to the Chicago police department.

“Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” Chicago Police Department Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter.

The men were booked for battery earlier in the week, although police did not identify them until Friday (February 16).

Olabinjo previously played an inmate during Season 2 of Empire. The nature of their relationship to Jussie is not yet known, but Jussie follows Abimbola on Instagram.

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  • Robert

    Hope i’m wrong because I like Jussie on Empire, but this translates as “They sang like canaries.”

  • krtmom

    Hmmm….I guess they turned on him!!! This is better than an episode of Empire!!!

  • Dimme

    There are likely TWO incidents in this hoax. The first was the threatening letter (with MAGA as the return address) that Smollet received right before the “assault”. The letter was composed of cut out letters and words from what looks like a magazine, and interestingly, the first item on the list of evidence when LEO searched the brother’s apartment was a magazine. It struck me as odd, until I remembered the threatening letter. My guess is there are probably way more charges than just the assault, especially since the letter was sent through the US Mail

  • Dimme

    Stay tuned for the next chapter of “As the Empire Turns”

  • Dimme

    This is just evil. Innocent people could have been blamed for this, had their names and faces plastered all over the MSM, with death threats to them and their families.
    This piece of shit was going to sit there and allow innocent people have their lives ruined over his lies?